|Yancey County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Burnsvile (County Seat), Cane River, Green Mountain, Pensacola, Price Creek, Ramseytown
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Yancey County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 17,774. Its county seat is Burnsville.
In December, 1833, the General Assembly established a new western county, named Yancey, from sections of Burke and Buncombe Counties. Yancey County was named in honor of one of North Carolina's most distinguished statesmen, Bartlett Yancey, of Caswell County.