Historic Preservation

If you’ve wandered along the greenway, you might have wondered what came before. Well, we did too!

Brotherhug Barlow (founder of Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway) researched the history of this site (known as the “Waller Tract”) and preserved it for future generations.

Who knew this land boasted the very first hydroelectric-powered trolley in the world? West Asheville (early on, a town in its own right) played a significant role in the development of the Asheville we know today.

History buff? Join us as a member or volunteer. Share your ideas for preserving and celebrating the history of the greenway. We’re listening! History tidbits here.