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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

Watauga County, NC Query Forum

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Teenager arrested in Johnson County; accused of killing both parents in Watauga County, NC – WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Teenager arrested in Johnson County; accused of killing both parents in Watauga County, NC  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

A 17-year-old was arrested in Johnson County, TN for the death of his parents in Watauga County, NC.




Deputies: Son, 17, charged with murder after parents found dead in Watauga Co. home – WSOC Charlotte

Deputies: Son, 17, charged with murder after parents found dead in Watauga Co. home  WSOC Charlotte

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. – The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office said they have charged a suspect accused of killing two people inside a home in Deep Gap.




Concerned Watauga County Citizens Rally Against Rainbow Trail Asphalt Plant – High Country Press

Concerned Watauga County Citizens Rally Against Rainbow Trail Asphalt Plant  High Country Press

By Nathan Ham. Over 100 teachers, parents, children and members of the Watauga County community came together on Tuesday afternoon to make their …




Sheriff: Watauga Co. man shot, killed by deputy during ‘violent struggle’ – WSOC Charlotte

Sheriff: Watauga Co. man shot, killed by deputy during ‘violent struggle’  WSOC Charlotte

Deputy Adam Gragg said that when he arrived at the scene he spotted a man walking in the road and when he got out of the squad car to approach him, the man …




Teen charged with murder after parents found dead in Watauga County home – WCNC.com

Teen charged with murder after parents found dead in Watauga County home  WCNC.com

WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. — A double homicide was under investigation in Watauga County following the deaths of a man and woman Wednesday night.




Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 6 – April 14 – High Country Press

Weekly Crime Reports: Activity and Arrests in Boone and Watauga County, April 6 – April 14  High Country Press

April 6; INCIDENT: An unattended death was reported at 319 Slabtown Road, Zionville. INCIDENT: Possession of a controlled substance and simple possession …


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