Black Mountain: A Brief History

When purchasing a home in Tudor Croft, you become a part of the ongoing history of the Black Mountain region.  Beginning with the first inhabitants from around 12,000 years ago to the Cherokees who used the area for hunting wild game and fishing to the early Europeans in the 1600s and then the large influx post Revolutionary War, settlers have brought a rugged individualism, good work ethic and an appreciation for the beauty and resources of the area.

About The Area

The Black Mountains are a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina, so called because of the atmospheric haze that gives them a bluish appearance. They are a part of the Appalachian Mountains stretching from Georgia to Canada. Black Mountain's current population is 8,000 and has an elevation of 2,405 feet.

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The Town of Black Mountain was originally named Grey Eagle after two nearby rock formations, one resembling an eagle and the other a mythical chief.

Recreation is a balm to the human soul and Black Mountain’s streams, hiking trails, community events, church outings beckon tourists and residents alike. A stone’s throw from Tudor Croft is Lake Tomahawk and the Black Mountain Municipal Golf Course. Lake Tomahawk, sometimes called the “Jewel of Black Mountain,” is a man-made lake constructed in the 1930s as part of the WPA program of the New Deal. It includes a swimming pool, walking path, a covered pavilion, and a professional croquet court. Also, plenty of ducks quack their greetings to visitors. The eighteen-hole golf course is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon in the refreshing mountain air. Closer to your home, you could take a dip in the lovely Tudor Croft pool and chat with your neighbors by poolside.

Places of Interest Nearby

• Lake Tomahawk .48 mile
• Black Mountain Golf Club .56 mile
• Black Mountain Recreation Park .86 mile
Black Mountain Primary School 1.5 miles
Black Mountain Elementary .66 miles
Montreat College 1.7 miles
Warren Wilson College 7.5 miles
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistor Center 10.1miles
Grove Park Inn 18.5 miles

Biltmore Estates 18.2 miles
• Catawba Falls 12.5 miles
DuPont National Forest 34 miles
Zen Tubing 24.5 miles
Pisgah Brewing Co. 2.2 miles
Mission Hospital 13.4 miles
• Asheville VA Medical Center 9.8 miles
Ingles 1.1 mile
• Restaurants approx 1/2 mile
Downtown Asheville 16.6 miles