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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[North Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ashe County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Jefferson
 
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Ashe_County,_North_Carolina|Ashe County]]''
 
  
 
== [http://www.ashecountygov.com/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://www.ashecountygov.com/ County Courthouse]  ==
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1799</center>
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[http://www.ashecountygov.com/ Ashe County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;Court Street, P O Box 367<br> Jefferson, NC 28640<br>Phone: 704-694-3212
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Register of Deeds has birth records from 1913<br> marriage records from 1853, divorce records from 1750<br> and court records from 1770<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ashe County, North Carolina p. 506. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The line between Virginia and North Carolina was established in 1749 by a surveying party led by Peter Jefferson, thus establishing the northern border of what became Ashe County. The first recorded visit to the area occurred in 1752 when Bishop Augustus Spangenberg, head of the Moravian Church of America, came, looking for 100,000 acres of land upon which to settle.  
 
The line between Virginia and North Carolina was established in 1749 by a surveying party led by Peter Jefferson, thus establishing the northern border of what became Ashe County. The first recorded visit to the area occurred in 1752 when Bishop Augustus Spangenberg, head of the Moravian Church of America, came, looking for 100,000 acres of land upon which to settle.  
  
The area that became Ashe County was part of Anson County during the early period; part of Rowan County in 1753, Surry County in 1771, Wilkes County in 1777 and was briefly part of the State of Franklin from 1784-89. After Franklin it was claimed as part of Washington County (part of the Southwest Territory, and later Tennessee) until it was annexed back by North Carolina into Wilkes County again in 1792.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref>
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The area that became Ashe County was part of Anson County during the early colonial period, part of Rowan County in 1753, Surry County in 1771, Wilkes County in 1777 and, from 1784-1789, was part of the State of Franklin.  
  
Ashe County was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799.&nbsp;The county was named for Samuel Ashe, a Revolutionary War patriot, Governor of North Carolina, and superior court judge. The county seat of Jefferson, the first town in the nation to be named for [http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/thomasjefferson/ Thomas Jefferson], was also established in 1799. Thomas Jefferson was Vice-President of the United States at the time.<br>  
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After being associated with the State of Franklin. the territory was claimed as part of Washington County which, in turn, was a part of the Southwest Territory, and later Tennessee. This was the case until it was annexed back by North Carolina into Wilkes County again in 1792.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref>  
  
Jefferson, the county seat, was platted in 1803. The courthouse was destroyed in 1865.
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Ashe County was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799.&nbsp;The county was named for Samuel Ashe, a Revolutionary War patriot, Governor of North Carolina, and superior court judge.
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Ashe County is the northwestern-most county in the state of North Carolina, and covers 427 square miles.&nbsp;The county seat is the city of Jefferson, established in 1799. This was the first city in America to be named for [http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/thomasjefferson/ Thomas Jefferson].&nbsp;He was Vice-President of the United States at the time.<br>
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Jefferson, the county seat, was platted in 1803. An early courthouse was destroyed in 1865. The old 1904 courthouse is now a historic landmark in Jefferson.  
  
 
See also:  
 
See also:  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1799''' -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1799''' -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County. '''County seat:''' Jefferson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1865 -- '''The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.
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'''1865 -- '''The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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Municipalities include:  
 
Municipalities include:  
  
*Jefferson (county seat) (Jefferson in [http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com/wnc/wnc-cities/jefferson.htm Ultimate Guide] site |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia] page)
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*Jefferson (county seat): [http://www.ashevilleguidebook.com/wnc/wnc-cities/jefferson.htm Ultimate Guide]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*Lansing (official [http://www.lansingnc.com/ town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia] page)
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*Lansing: official [http://www.lansingnc.com/ town website] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*West Jefferson (official [http://www.townofwj.com/ town website] | [http://visitwestjefferson.org/index.html Visit West Jefferson]&nbsp;website |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia] page)
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*West Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/city/West-Jefferson-North-Carolina.html City.Data.com] | [http://www.townofwj.com/ town website] | [http://visitwestjefferson.org/index.html Visit West Jefferson]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Jefferson,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
  
 
Unincorporated communities include:  
 
Unincorporated communities include:  
  
*Creston  
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*Creston: [http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/nc/ashe/creston.cfm HomeTownLocator]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
*Crumpler  
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*Crumpler: [http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/nc/ashe/crumpler.cfm HomeTownLocator]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumpler,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
 
*Fleetwood  
 
*Fleetwood  
*Glendale Springs  
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*Glendale Springs: [http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/nc/ashe/glendale-springs.cfm HomeTownLocator]
*Grassy Creek  
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*Grassy Creek: [http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/nc/ashe/grassy-creek.cfm HomeTownLocator] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassy_Creek,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
 
*Laurel Springs  
 
*Laurel Springs  
 
*Todd  
 
*Todd  
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Current townships (19):  
 
Current townships (19):  
  
*Chestnut Hill: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Chestnut_Hill Histopolis]
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*Chestnut Hill: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Chestnut_Hill Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut_Hill_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*Clifton: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Clifton Histopolis]
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*Clifton: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Clifton Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*Creston: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Creston Histopolis]
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*Creston: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Creston Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*Elk: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Elk Histopolis]
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*Elk: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Elk Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
 
*Grassy Creek: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Grassy-Creek-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Grassy_Creek Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://itouchmap.com/?d=2405084&s=NC&f=civil iTouchMap] |&nbsp;[http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/g.cgi?fid=2405084&state=NC&ftype=civil SatelliteViews.net] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassy_Creek_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
 
*Grassy Creek: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Grassy-Creek-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Grassy_Creek Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://itouchmap.com/?d=2405084&s=NC&f=civil iTouchMap] |&nbsp;[http://www.satelliteviews.net/cgi-bin/g.cgi?fid=2405084&state=NC&ftype=civil SatelliteViews.net] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grassy_Creek_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]  
*Helton  
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*Helton: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Helton-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Helton Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helton_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
*Horse Creek  
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*Horse Creek: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Horse_Creek Histopolis]&nbsp;
*Hurricane  
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*Hurricane: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Hurricane Histopolis]
*Jefferson  
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*Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Jefferson-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Jefferson Histopolis]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Wikipedia]
*Laurel  
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*Laurel: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Laurel-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Laurel Histopolis]
*North Fork  
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*North Fork: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_North_Fork Histopolis]
*Obids  
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*Obids: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Obids-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Obids Histopolis]
*Old Fields
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*Oldfields: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Oldfields Histopolis]
*Peak Creek  
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*Peak Creek: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Peak_Creek Histopolis]
*Pine Swamp  
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*Pine Swamp: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Pine_Swamp Histopolis]
*Piney Creek  
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*Piney Creek: [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Piney_Creek Histopolis]
*Pond Mountain  
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*Pond Mountain: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Pond-Mountain-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Pond_Mountain Histopolis]
*Walnut Hill  
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*Walnut Hill: [http://www.city-data.com/township/Walnut-Hill-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_Walnut_Hill Histopolis]
 
*West Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/township/West-Jefferson-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_West_Jefferson Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://mapcarta.com/21342144 Mapcarta]
 
*West Jefferson: [http://www.city-data.com/township/West-Jefferson-Ashe-NC.html City.Data.com]&nbsp;| [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NC/Ashe_County/Township_of_West_Jefferson Histopolis] |&nbsp;[http://mapcarta.com/21342144 Mapcarta]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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=== General  ===
 
=== General  ===
  
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/asherec.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Records Inventory: Original Records] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/asherec.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Records Inventory: Original Records] (New River Notes)
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=all&CISOBOX1=Ashe+County&CISOFIELD1=coveraa&CISOROOT=/p249901coll31&t=s North Carolina Digital Collections: Ashe County] (NC State Archives)
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19075&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NC&stateName=north_carolina Ashe County Cemeteries] (extensive list in ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=19075&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NC&stateName=north_carolina Ashe County Cemeteries] (extensive list in ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/ashe.htm Ashe County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/nc/ashe.htm Ashe County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/ashe/ashecemeteries.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives: Cemeteries]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/ashecemeteries.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives: Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.sciway3.net/scgenweb/sc-cemetery-project/North%20Carolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Mountain Region Cemetery Project]  
 
*[http://www.sciway3.net/scgenweb/sc-cemetery-project/North%20Carolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Mountain Region Cemetery Project]  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project]
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===== '''''Specific Cemeteries'''''  =====
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/ashe/cem001.htm Ashelawn Memorial Chapel] (online list at Cemetery Census); see also Ashelawn Memorial Gardens  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/ashe/cem001.htm Ashelawn Memorial Chapel] (online list at Cemetery Census); see also Ashelawn Memorial Gardens  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=46750&CScnty=1655& Ashelawn Memorial Gardens] (online list, 2,447 interments, at Find A Grave); see also Ashelawn Memorial Chapel<br>  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=46750&CScnty=1655& Ashelawn Memorial Gardens] (online list, 2,447 interments, at Find A Grave); see also Ashelawn Memorial Chapel<br>  
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/laurance/laurance.htm Laurance Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/laurance/laurance.htm Laurance Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)  
 
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/lewissturgill/lewissturgill.html Lewis-Sturgill Cemetery] (online listing)  
 
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/lewissturgill/lewissturgill.html Lewis-Sturgill Cemetery] (online listing)  
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/sullivanjcem.htm Old Sullivan Cemetery, Jerd Branch, Helton Township] (New River Notes)
 
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/roarkprice/roarkpricefam.html Roark-Price Family Cemetery AKA Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery] (online listing)  
 
*[http://jctcuzins.org/cem/nc/ashe/roarkprice/roarkpricefam.html Roark-Price Family Cemetery AKA Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery] (online listing)  
 
*Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery - see Roark-Price Family Cemetery  
 
*Rock Creek Methodist Church Cemetery - see Roark-Price Family Cemetery  
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/spencerbcem.htm Spencer Branch Cemetery, Helton Township ](New River Notes)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/zion_meth/zion.htm Zion Methodist Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/nc/ashe/zion_meth/zion.htm Zion Methodist Cemetery] (online list at Interment.net)
  
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*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/ashe/1850/ 1850 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nc/ashe/1850/ 1850 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/nc/ashe/1850/ 1850 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cenfiles/nc/ashe/1850/ 1850 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/ashe/census/1860/ 1860 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (images) (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/census/1860/ 1860 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (images) (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1870.htm 1870 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1870.htm 1870 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/census/1880/ 1880 census, Ashe County, North Carolina] (images; U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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{{Census|North Carolina}}
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/ashe/ashechurch.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives: Churches]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe/ashechurch.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives: Churches]  
 
*Fletcher, James Floyd. ''A History of the Ashe County, North Carolina and New River, Virginia Baptist Associations''. 1982. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZA2tPgAACAAJ&dq=%22A+History+of+the+Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=3HKTTZS0EouDtgfiq6lV&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAQ Google Books link], no preview)  
 
*Fletcher, James Floyd. ''A History of the Ashe County, North Carolina and New River, Virginia Baptist Associations''. 1982. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ZA2tPgAACAAJ&dq=%22A+History+of+the+Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=3HKTTZS0EouDtgfiq6lV&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAQ Google Books link], no preview)  
 
*Stafford, Garland R. ''Methodism in Ashe County, North Carolina from the Beginning to 1961.'' 1974. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=wU_7GwAACAAJ&dq=%22Methodism+in+Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=F3OTTcbkPMiBtgfsi91c&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ Google Books link], no preview)
 
*Stafford, Garland R. ''Methodism in Ashe County, North Carolina from the Beginning to 1961.'' 1974. ([http://books.google.com/books?id=wU_7GwAACAAJ&dq=%22Methodism+in+Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=F3OTTcbkPMiBtgfsi91c&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ Google Books link], no preview)
  
 
=== Court  ===
 
=== Court  ===
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*[http://www.nccourts.org/County/Ashe/Courthouse/Default.asp Ashe County - District 23] (includes courthouse hours, location, and disability access; The North Carolina Court System)
  
 
=== Education<br>  ===
 
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*Ham, Roy. Oral History Interview with Roy Ham, 1977, Interview H-0123-1, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2007. [http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/H-0123-1/H-0123-1.html Documenting the American South] (complete text and audio)  
 
*Ham, Roy. Oral History Interview with Roy Ham, 1977, Interview H-0123-1, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2007. [http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/H-0123-1/H-0123-1.html Documenting the American South] (complete text and audio)  
*Miller, Denny. ''The Miller Families of Ashe County, North Carolina''. [http://books.google.com/books?id=fTY6AAAAMAAJ&q=ashe+county&dq=ashe+county&hl=en&ei=8E51TsjRDeHt0gGu89mpDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFgQ6AEwCTgU Google Books] (no preview)
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*Miller, Denny. ''The Miller Families of Ashe County, North Carolina''. [http://books.google.com/books?id=fTY6AAAAMAAJ&q=ashe+county&dq=ashe+county&hl=en&ei=8E51TsjRDeHt0gGu89mpDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CFgQ6AEwCTgU Google Books] (no preview)  
 
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*[http://www.danielprophecy.com/shepherd_lines.html Shepherd Family Lines of Ashe County, North Carolina]
=== Land  ===
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The Ashe County Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining county land records. See the Maps section of this article for information about plat and ownership maps. For more information about land in North Carolina, please refer to the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/North_Carolina_Land_and_Property North Carolina Land and Property] page.
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=== Land<br>  ===
  
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashegrnt.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Land Grants, 1799-1936] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashegrnt.htm Ashe County, North Carolina Land Grants, 1799-1936] (New River Notes)<br>
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*[http://www.ashencrod.org/ Ashe County, North Carolina Register of Deeds] (official site)
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*[http://www.ashencrod.org/opening.asp Ashe County, North Carolina Remote Access Site] (official site)
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll31&CISOPTR=84&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 Register of Deeds Records, Ashe County] (searchable database beginning 1935; NC State Archives)
  
 
=== Local Histories  ===
 
=== Local Histories  ===
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*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South''. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Ashe%20County%22&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.upress.virginia.edu/books/crawford.html publisher]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm additional info]  
 
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South''. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Ashe%20County%22&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.upress.virginia.edu/books/crawford.html publisher]&nbsp;|&nbsp;[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm additional info]  
 
*Fletcher, Arthur L.&nbsp;''Ashe County: A History''. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland &amp; Co., 2009. [http://books.google.com/books?id=O0Z6PQAACAAJ&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=LXaTTYTNBcm9tgfMs-BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ Google Books]  
 
*Fletcher, Arthur L.&nbsp;''Ashe County: A History''. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland &amp; Co., 2009. [http://books.google.com/books?id=O0Z6PQAACAAJ&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=LXaTTYTNBcm9tgfMs-BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ Google Books]  
*Goss, Bernard. ''The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina''. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-ashe-county-north-carolina/oclc/11608940&referer=brief_results WorldCat]
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*Goss, Bernard. ''The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina''. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/heritage-of-ashe-county-north-carolina/oclc/11608940&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll31&CISOPTR=87&CISOBOX=1&REC=4 History of Ashe County] (NC Digital Collections, NC State Archives)
 
*Houck, John, Clarice Weaver, and Carol Williams, Ashe County Historical Society. ''Ashe County'' (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 2003 (a photo history of the county). [http://books.google.com/books?id=BEqUOb0asmsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ashe-county/oclc/46418641&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Houck, John, Clarice Weaver, and Carol Williams, Ashe County Historical Society. ''Ashe County'' (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 2003 (a photo history of the county). [http://books.google.com/books?id=BEqUOb0asmsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=-neTTYuYFYWjtgf-ub1i&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]&nbsp;| [http://www.worldcat.org/title/ashe-county/oclc/46418641&referer=brief_results WorldCat]  
 
*Miller, Danny.&nbsp;''The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC'', 2007. [http://books.google.com/books?id=fTY6AAAAMAAJ&q=%22Ashe+County%22&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=mXWTTdG9JY2jtgfE-4RJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCDge Google Books]  
 
*Miller, Danny.&nbsp;''The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC'', 2007. [http://books.google.com/books?id=fTY6AAAAMAAJ&q=%22Ashe+County%22&dq=%22Ashe+County%22&hl=en&ei=mXWTTdG9JY2jtgfE-4RJ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CE8Q6AEwCDge Google Books]  
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/cw_nc/ashe.htm The American Civil War in Alleghany County, North Carolina, and Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/cw_nc/ashe.htm The American Civil War in Alleghany County, North Carolina, and Ashe County, North Carolina] (New River Notes)  
 
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South'' (Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History). University of Virginia Press, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&pg=PA182&dq=Ashe+County+Virginia+genealogy&hl=en&ei=0iJNTsDOAubL0QHTgpSpBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ashe%20County%20Virginia%20genealogy&f=false Google Books] page (with preview)
 
*Crawford, Martin. ''Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South'' (Nation Divided: New Studies in Civil War History). University of Virginia Press, 2001. [http://books.google.com/books?id=b6Mk-wA8T1UC&pg=PA182&dq=Ashe+County+Virginia+genealogy&hl=en&ei=0iJNTsDOAubL0QHTgpSpBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Ashe%20County%20Virginia%20genealogy&f=false Google Books] page (with preview)
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Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>[http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/virginia/cavalry/virginia_state_line_organ.html The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line], ''Ranger95.com,'' accessed 11 June 2012.</ref>
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:- [[50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Wilson Rifles).<ref>John C. Chapla, ''50th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|650201|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129}}.</ref>
  
 
===== ''World War I (1917-1918)''  =====
 
===== ''World War I (1917-1918)''  =====
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
  
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*''[http://ashemountaintimes.com/home The Ashe Mountain Times]''
 
*''[http://www.jeffersonpost.com/ Jefferson Post]''  
 
*''[http://www.jeffersonpost.com/ Jefferson Post]''  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/mm.htm ''The Mountain Messenger'', 6 Feb 1873]&nbsp;(the only extant issue; in New River Notes)  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/mm.htm ''The Mountain Messenger'', 6 Feb 1873]&nbsp;(the only extant issue; in New River Notes)  
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The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.  
 
The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.  
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*'''1801-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to G (1801-1941)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.  
 
Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.  
  
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashemarr.htm Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina, 1801-1872] (New River Notes)
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*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashemarr.htm Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina, 1801-1872] (New River Notes)  
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*Ashe County Marriages. [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
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*North&nbsp;Carolina Marriages to 1799, database [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/content/ncmarriages.html North Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
===== '''''Death'''''  =====
 
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*[http://www.ashehistoricalsociety.org/ Ashe County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.ashehistoricalsociety.org/ Ashe County Historical Society]  
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/ Ashe County Public Library], 148 Library Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694
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*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/ Ashe County Public Library], 148 Library Dr., West Jefferson, NC 28694  
 
*[http://www.ashehistory.org/index.php Museum of Ashe County History]
 
*[http://www.ashehistory.org/index.php Museum of Ashe County History]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.ashechamber.com/ Ashe County Chamber of Commerce] (includes visitor info)  
 
*[http://www.ashechamber.com/ Ashe County Chamber of Commerce] (includes visitor info)  
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm Ashe County Civil War History] (about the book Ashe County's Civil War)  
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/civil.htm Ashe County Civil War History] (about the book Ashe County's Civil War)  
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*[http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/sites/default/files/images/PDFs/Local%20Heritage%20Plans/AsheCountyHeritagePlanSep2006.pdf Ashe County Heritage Development Plan] (pdf; Ashe County Heritage Council)
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/history.htm Ashe County History]<br>  
 
*[http://www.main.nc.us/ashe/history.htm Ashe County History]<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County, NC] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County, NC] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/ashe.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/ashe.html Ashe County, NC GenWeb Archives]  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County NCGenWeb] Project, a member of The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgenweb/ NCGenWeb] Project, an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]<br>  
 
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncashe/ Ashe County NCGenWeb] Project, a member of The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncgenweb/ NCGenWeb] Project, an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]<br>  
 
*[http://www.ashecountygov.com/History.htm Ashe County Government: History]  
 
*[http://www.ashecountygov.com/History.htm Ashe County Government: History]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Ashe County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashe_County,_North_Carolina Ashe County, North Carolina] (Wikipedia)  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NC_Ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy] (Kindred Trails)  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NC_Ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy] (Kindred Trails)  
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/northcarolina/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy, Facts and Records Resources] (n2genealogy)
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*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/northcarolina/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy, Facts and Records Resources] (n2genealogy)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum]&nbsp;(GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum]&nbsp;(GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy, and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-ashe.html Ashe County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy, and Ancestry] (Family History 101)  
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*[http://main.nc.us/ashe/ Ashe County, North Carolina: The Land of the Sky]
 
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/genealogy Ashe County Public Library: Genealogy &amp; Local History]  
 
*[http://www.ashelibrary.com/genealogy Ashe County Public Library: Genealogy &amp; Local History]  
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*[http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/builtheritage/maps/county/ashe.php The Built Heritage of North Carolina: Historic Architecture in the Old North State: Ashe County]
 
*[http://www.ashechamber.com/relocation-guide/history History of Ashe County] (Ashe County Chamber of Commerce)  
 
*[http://www.ashechamber.com/relocation-guide/history History of Ashe County] (Ashe County Chamber of Commerce)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Ashe/ Linkpedium]: Ashe County Genealogy and Family History, referencing links to resources for Ashe County  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NC/Ashe/ Linkpedium]: Ashe County Genealogy and Family History, referencing links to resources for Ashe County  
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*[http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/as.htm My North Carolina] web site, referencing links to resources for Ashe County  
 
*[http://www.mynorthcarolinagenealogy.com/nc_county/as.htm My North Carolina] web site, referencing links to resources for Ashe County  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe.htm New River Notes: Ashe County, North Carolina] section  
 
*[http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe.htm New River Notes: Ashe County, North Carolina] section  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=19075 Profile for Ashe County, North Carolina] (ePodunk; includes genealogy and cemetery links)
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=19075 Profile for Ashe County, North Carolina] (ePodunk; includes genealogy and cemetery links)  
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*North Carolina Pioneers [http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com North&nbsp;Carolina Pioneers]
  
 
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== References  ==
  
 
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County Seat Jefferson
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Ashe County, North Carolina Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Deeds
Wills
1913
1799
1913
1790
1800
1799

Ashe County Courthouse
 Court Street, P O Box 367
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: 704-694-3212

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1913
marriage records from 1853, divorce records from 1750
and court records from 1770[1]

Register of Deeds
150 Government Circle, Suite 2300
Jefferson, NC 28640-9378
Phone: 336-846-5580

Clerk of Superior Court
150 Government Circle, Suite 3100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone:336-246-5641

Brief History

The line between Virginia and North Carolina was established in 1749 by a surveying party led by Peter Jefferson, thus establishing the northern border of what became Ashe County. The first recorded visit to the area occurred in 1752 when Bishop Augustus Spangenberg, head of the Moravian Church of America, came, looking for 100,000 acres of land upon which to settle.

The area that became Ashe County was part of Anson County during the early colonial period, part of Rowan County in 1753, Surry County in 1771, Wilkes County in 1777 and, from 1784-1789, was part of the State of Franklin.

After being associated with the State of Franklin. the territory was claimed as part of Washington County which, in turn, was a part of the Southwest Territory, and later Tennessee. This was the case until it was annexed back by North Carolina into Wilkes County again in 1792.[2]

Ashe County was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799. The county was named for Samuel Ashe, a Revolutionary War patriot, Governor of North Carolina, and superior court judge.

Ashe County is the northwestern-most county in the state of North Carolina, and covers 427 square miles. The county seat is the city of Jefferson, established in 1799. This was the first city in America to be named for Thomas Jefferson. He was Vice-President of the United States at the time.

Jefferson, the county seat, was platted in 1803. An early courthouse was destroyed in 1865. The old 1904 courthouse is now a historic landmark in Jefferson.

See also:

Parent County

1799 -- Ashe County was created 18 November 1799 from Wilkes County. County seat: Jefferson [3]

Boundary Changes

The area that became Ashe County had, at various times, been a part of Anson County, Rowan County, Surry County, and Wilkes County. Both Alleghany and Watauga Counties were formed out of Ashe County.

Record Loss

1865 -- The Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson was destroyed by fire in 1865. Many of the records survived.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Municipalities include:

Unincorporated communities include:

See also:

Current townships (19):

U.S. Federal Census Townships (names bold on first appearance)

  • 1860 - Jefferson, North Eastern District, North Fork, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Scattering, South Eastern District, Town
  • 1870 - Chestnut Hill, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Staggs Creek
  • 1880 - Chestnut Hill, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Staggs Creek
  • 1900 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1910 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1920 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Jefferson, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Walnut Hill
  • 1930 - Chestnut Hill, Clifton, Creston, Elk, Grassy Creek, Helton, Horse Creek, Hurricane, Jefferson, Lansing, Laurel, North Fork, Obids, Oldfields, Peak Creek, Pine Swamp, Piney Creek, Pond Mountain, Todd, Walnut Hill, West Jefferson

Population Statistics by Township, Year

Laurel
  1870 1880 1900 1910 1920 1930
Dwellings 88          
Families 88          
People 456          
  • White Males
224          
  • White Female
213          
  • Colored Males
9          
  • Colored Females
10          
  • Foreign-born Males
0          
  • Foreign-born Females
0          
  • Blind
0          
Real Estate $36,880          
Personal Estate $47,620          

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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General

Cemeteries

General
Specific Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Ashe County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Court

Education

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

Local Histories

County histories often provide important details of events and people of the local area. They often list such things as the names of first settlers, dates of settlement of communities, names of those who served in military organizations, details about the establishment of churches and businesses in the county and its towns, and many other facts helpful to the genealogist and family historian.

  • Anderson-Green, Paula Hathaway. A Hot-Bed of Musicians: Traditional Music in the Upper New River Valley (discusses Ashe County folk musicians and briefly mentions their family connections). Google Books
  • Arthur, John Preston. Western North Carolina: A History (from 1730 to 1913), Raleigh, North Carolina: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1914. Google Books
  • Ashe County Historical Society. Ashe County Revisited (Images of America series). Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2002 (photo history). Google Books
  • Ashe County Historical Society. Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina 1801-1872, with Some After 1872. Ashe County Historical Society, 1989. Google Books
  • Ashe County, North Carolina 1870 Federal Census Index, Precision Indexing, 1993. Google Books
  • Cooper, Leland R. and Mary Lee Cooper. The People of the New River: Oral Histories from the Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina. McFarland, 2001. Google Books | publisher | WorldCat
  • Cox, A.B., Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina, Sparta, North Carolina: Star Publishing Company, 1900. New River Notes (complete text)
  • Crawford, Martin. Ashe County's Civil War: Community and Society in the Appalachian South. The University Press of Virginia, 2001. Google Books | publisher | additional info
  • Fletcher, Arthur L. Ashe County: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: Ashe County Research Assn., 1963; McFarland & Co., 2009. Google Books
  • Goss, Bernard. The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Ashe County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with the History Division of Hunter Publishing Co., 1984. WorldCat
  • History of Ashe County (NC Digital Collections, NC State Archives)
  • Houck, John, Clarice Weaver, and Carol Williams, Ashe County Historical Society. Ashe County (Images of America series), Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2000, 2003 (a photo history of the county). Google Books | WorldCat
  • Miller, Danny. The Miller Families of Ashe County, NC, 2007. Google Books
  • Oral History Interview with Roy Ham, 1977, Interview H-0123-1, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2007. Documenting the American South (complete text and audio)
  • People from Ashe County, North Carolina, General Books, 2010. Google Books
  • Reeves, Eleanor Baker. A Factual History of Early Ashe County, North Carolina: Its People, Places and Events. 1986.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Civil War (1861-1865)

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 4th Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company B.[4]
- 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company D (Wilson Rifles).[5]
World War I (1917-1918)
  • Bickett, Thomas Walter. The Ashe County Case. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2002. WorldCat
  • World War I draft registration cards, 1917-1918, for Ashe County have been microfilmed. Copies of these records are available at the Family History Library (their microfilm number 1765559) and are also available online at Ancestry.com, for a subscription fee. The original cards are maintained in the Southeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in East Point, Georgia and have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M1509.

Newspapers

Some older Ashe County, North Carolina news has been reported in the following:

  • The Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina (during at least the 1880s-1890s)
  • Raleigh Register, Raleigh, North Carolina (during at least the 1850s)

Other Records

Probate

The recording of wills and probate proceedings for the residents of Ashe County are the responsibility of the Clerk of Superior Court in the County Courthouse.

Taxation

  • [1815] Mullins, Johnny C. "Ashe County, North Carolina - 1815 Tax List," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 1983):236-238; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1984):10-11. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 2 (1983) ff.

Vital Records

Vital records maintained by Ashe County are the responsibility of the Register of Deeds in the County Courthouse. Divorces are included in the duties of the Clerk of Superior Court at the Courthouse.

Birth
  • starting 1913
  • near full compliance by 1920
Marriage

Ashe County marriage records started in 1828. The Register of Deeds issued marriage licenses beginning in 1868.

Death
  • starting in 1913
  • near full compliance by 1920
Divorce
  • Superior court issues since 1814

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ashe County, North Carolina p. 506. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Arthur L. Fletcher, Ashe County: A History (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. The Virginia State Line: Organizational Structure of the Virginia State Line, Ranger95.com, accessed 11 June 2012.
  5. John C. Chapla, 50th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 129.