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Watauga County Genealogy

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Watauga County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 42,695. Its county seat is Boone.

The county was formed in 1849 from parts of Ashe County, Caldwell County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County. It was named for the Watauga River, whose name is said to be a Native American word, the meaning of which is in dispute among various histories with translations ranging from beautiful water, whispering waters, village of many springs, and river of islands, to name a few. [2]

In 1861 parts of Watauga County, Burke County, Caldwell County, McDowell County, and Yancey County were combined to form Mitchell County. In 1911, parts of Watauga County, Caldwell County, and Mitchell County were combined to form Avery County.

Country music pioneer Al Hopkins was born in Watauga County in 1889.

Eight-time Grammy Award winner Doc Watson was born in Watauga County in 1923 and still maintains his home in the community of Deep Gap.

Source: Wikipedia.

Watauga County Genealogy Resources

Watauga County NCGenweb site

Watauga County NCGenWeb Archives

History of Watauga County – 1915 book now presented in electronic format (each chapter is an individual text file.)

Genealogical Society of Watauga County
P.O. Box 126
Boone, NC 28607

Watauga County Historical Society
P.O. Box 3453
Boone, NC 28607
ph: 828-297-6120
alt: 828-264-4275
watauga1849@yahoo.com

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Watauga County Government

Watauga County Government – Official Site
Watauga County Register of Deeds
Location:
Watauga County Courthouse, Room 119
842 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
Mailing Address:
Watauga County Register of Deeds
842 West King Street, Suite 9
Boone, NC 28607
Phone:
* 828-265-8052
Fax:
* 828-265-7632
Email:
* watauga.deeds@watgov.org

Watauga County Library
140 Queen St.
Boone, NC 28607
828.264.8784

Cities and Towns

* Beech Mountain
* Blowing Rock
* Boone
* Seven Devils

Unincorporated communities

* Deep Gap
* Foscoe
* Sugar Grove
* Valle Crucis
* Zionville

Townships:

Bald Mountain
Beaverdam
Blowing Rock
Blue Ridge
Boone
Brushy Fork
Cove Creek
Bethel
Deep Gap
Meat Camp
New River
North Fork
Shawneehaw
Stony Fork
Todd

Census

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Images

1850/1860 Slave Mortality Schedules

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Watauga County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Watauga County Cemetery Census

Watauga County Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

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Watauga experiences impacts from weekend flooding | News – Watauga Democrat

Watauga experiences impacts from weekend flooding | News  Watauga Democrat

WATAUGA — The High Country received extensive rainfall during the June 7-9 weekend, with areas such as Todd and Valle Crucis experiencing the heaviest …




Flooding forces evacuations, road closures and State of Emergency in parts of NC – WBTV

Flooding forces evacuations, road closures and State of Emergency in parts of NC  WBTV

Caldwell and Catawba counties were placed under a State of Emergency and a community in Mecklenburg County was evacuated as flooding threatened the …




Mudslides shut down Watauga County Road – WBTV

Mudslides shut down Watauga County Road  WBTV

The hardest hit area for mudslides is Elk Creek Road near Deep Gap. There’s several minor slides and one mountain of mud that came down the hillside.




Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 3 – June 9 – High Country Press

Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, June 3 – June 9  High Country Press

June 3; INCIDENT: Larceny was reported at 2596 Hardin Road, Boone. Rock building materials were reported stolen. INCIDENT: Larceny was reported at 231 …




Watauga flood warning extended until 10:30 pm Sunday | News – Watauga Democrat

Watauga flood warning extended until 10:30 pm Sunday | News  Watauga Democrat

The National Weather *Service* in BLACKSBURG has extended the Flood Warning for Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina until 10:30 p.m..




Heavy Rains Across the High Country Cause Major Flooding Issues Over the Weekend – High Country Press

Heavy Rains Across the High Country Cause Major Flooding Issues Over the Weekend  High Country Press

By Nathan Ham. Steady rains arrived on Thursday and hung around the High Country all weekend long, bringing along with it some serious flooding issues in …


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