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Leicester is in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area.
The community was named after Leicester Chapman, early settler
The latitude of Leicester is 35.655N. The longitude is -82.696W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,083 feet.
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Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leicester political report.
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