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The county was formed in 1799 from the northern and western parts of Wilkes County. It was named for Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798.

In 1849 the southwestern part of Ashe County was combined with parts of Caldwell County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County to form Watauga County. In 1859 the eastern part of the remainder of Ashe County became Alleghany County. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Ashe County is Jefferson. The New River is the main river in Ashe county and is notable for being amongst the oldest rivers in the world and that it flows north (most major rivers in the US flow south, east or west.) One of the major products in Ashe County are Fraser Fir Christmas Trees.

Before European settlement this area was likely settled by indian (Native American) tribes such as the Cherokee, Creek and Shawnee. Early European visits to this area included Bishop Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg (founder of the Moravian settlement of Wachovia) and Daniel Boone. They did not settle there permanently though.

A Revolutionary War skirmish, “Battle of the Big Glades”, was fought in what is now Ashe County in July of 1780. At this time Ashe was a portion of Washington County and for a time was considered part of the State of Franklin. (Which included Washington, Sullivan and Greene Counties.)

Ashe County NCGenweb site

Ashe County Historical Society
148 Library Dr.
West Jefferson, NC 28694

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Ashe County Courthouse
150 Government Circle, Suite 2500
County Courthouse
Jefferson, NC 28640

Census

1800-1860 Summary of Slaveholders from the Census

1800 Federal Census Index

1800 Federal Census – Morgan District transcription

1800 Federal Census Transcription

1810 Federal Census Index
1810 Federal Census – pg00003.txt referenced in previous index – transcription
1810 Federal Census – pg00010.txt referenced in previous index – transcription

1810 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census – transcription

1820 Federal Census Index (Last name only)

1820 Federal Census Index
1820 Federal Census – pg00002.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1820 Federal Census – pg00018.txt referred to in previous index – transcription

1820 Federal Census – transcription

1830 Federal Census Index (Last name only)

1830 Federal Census Index
1830 Federal Census – pg0001.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1830 Federal Census – pg0012.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1830 Federal Census – pg0022.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1830 Federal Census – pg0032.txt referred to in previous index – transcription

1840 Federal Census Index – Last name only

1840 Federal Census Index
1840 Federal Census – pg0001.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1840 Federal Census – pg0008.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1840 Federal Census – pg0015.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1840 Federal Census – pg0022.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1840 Federal Census – pg0029.txt referred to in previous index – transcription

1850 Federal Census Index – Last Name

1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with A-C
1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with D-G
1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with H-L
1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with M-P
1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with Q-T
1850 Federal Census – Index for surnames starting with U-Z

1850 Federal Census – pg0238a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0247a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0256a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0265a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
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1850 Federal Census – pg0301a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0310a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0319a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription
1850 Federal Census – pg0328a.txt referred to in previous index – transcription

1850 and 1860 Federal Census Slave Mortality Schedules

1860 Federal Census Images

1870 Federal Census Transcription

1870 Federal Census Images (Directory has image files by page number)

1880 Federal Census Index

1880 Federal Census Images (Directory has image files by page number)

1920 Federal Census Transcription (Directory has text files by Enumeration District and page number)

1920 Federal Census transcription – Old Fields Township

Tax records

1815 Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Ashe County Cemeteries

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Cities and towns of Ashe County:

Apple Grove
Ashland
Baldwin
Ball
Beaver Creek
Bly
Brandon
Brownwood
Chestnut Hill
Clifton
Comet
Creston
Crumpler
Dolinger
Farmers Store
Fig
Fleetwood
Glendale Springs
Grassy Creek
Grayson
Helton
Husk
Idlewild
Index
Jefferson (County Seat)
Lansing
Little Horse Creek
Mill Creek
Nathans Creek
Orion
Parker
Peden
Rhine
Scottville
Shatley Springs
Smethport
Sturgills
Sussex
Tamarack
Theta
Todd
Toliver
Topia
Treetop
Tuckerdale
Wagoner
Warrensville
Weaversford
West Jefferson
Woodford

News related to Ashe County, NC

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AppHealthCare Releases Ashe County Health Report – Go Blue Ridge

AppHealthCare Releases Ashe County Health Report  Go Blue Ridge

The report includes a summary of demographics, leading causes of death, updates on the community’s top three health priorities and new initiatives.




Missing Ashe County girl found in Tennessee | News – Watauga Democrat

Missing Ashe County girl found in Tennessee | News  Watauga Democrat

ASHE COUNTY — The Ashe County Sheriff’s Office announced April 16 that it had found a 14-year-old girl from Warrensville, who was reported missing the …




First Farm in Ashe County Awarded Top Environmental and Animal Welfare Certification – High Country Press

First Farm in Ashe County Awarded Top Environmental and Animal Welfare Certification  High Country Press

The herd of goats at The Abandoned Dog in Lansing, NC is now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World(AGW). A Certified Animal Welfare …




State of community health, county rankings reports released – Watauga Democrat

State of community health, county rankings reports released  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — Two different health reports released recently highlighted the good health of Wataugans, but also focused on objectives related to as substance …




I-Team: Dozens of NC counties sue Big Pharma over opioid crisis – WTVD-TV

I-Team: Dozens of NC counties sue Big Pharma over opioid crisis  WTVD-TV

JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — Dozens of North Carolina county governments are suing major pharmaceutical companies in federal court, blaming them for …




Marsh, Orville Dean – Winston-Salem Journal

Marsh, Orville Dean  Winston-Salem Journal

Marsh Crumpler Orville Marsh 9/28/1937 – 4/11/2019 Orville Dean Marsh, 81, of Crumpler, NC died Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.


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