• Welcome to Black Mountain Home

    Begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care, residential care, transitional living, and independent living.

DIRECTIONS: Black Mountain Home for Children is located in Black Mountain, just 10 minutes east of Asheville, North Carolina. To reach the Home:

From the West:

  1. I-40 East to Exit 59 (Swannanoa)
  2. Left at the red light onto Patton Cove Road
  3. .4 miles to red light
  4. Right at the red light onto U.S. 70
  5. .3 miles to the first red light at Whitson Avenue
  6. Left onto Whitson Avenue, then an immediate right onto Old U.S. 70
  7. 1.8 miles to Lake Eden Road
  8. Left on Lake Eden Road, proceed up the hill .3 miles. The entrance to the Home is on the right at the top of the hill in the bend of the road directly opposite Charles D. Owen High School.

From the East:

  1. I-40 to Exit 59 (Swannanoa)
  2. Right at stop sign onto Patton Cove Road
  3. .4 miles to red light
  4. Right at the red light onto U.S. 70
  5. .3 miles to the first red light at Whitson Avenue
  6. Left onto Whitson Avenue, then an immediate right onto Old U.S. 70
  7. 1.8 miles to Lake Eden Road
  8. Left on Lake Eden Road, proceed up the hill .3 miles. The entrance to the Home is on the right at the top of the hill in the bend of the road directly opposite Charles D. Owen High School.
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