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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[North Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Watauga_County,_North_Carolina|Watauga County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Watauga County Courthouse<br>842 W King Street <br>Boone, NC 28607-3531<br>Phone: 828-265-8052<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1914<br>marriage records from 1872 and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divoce, probate and court records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Watauga County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.wataugacounty.org/main/ Watauga County Courthouse]<br>842 W King Street <br>Boone, NC 28607-3531<br>Phone: 828-265-8052<br><br>Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1914<br>marriage records from 1872 and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has divoce, probate and court records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Watauga County, North Carolina. Page 513 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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'''1849'''--Watauga County was created from [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228339022218_579" />]], [[Caldwell County, North Carolina|Caldwell]],[[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]], and [[Yancey County, North Carolina|Yancey]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Boone <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1849'''--Watauga County was created from [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228339022218_579" />]], [[Caldwell County, North Carolina|Caldwell]],[[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]], and [[Yancey County, North Carolina|Yancey]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Boone <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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==== Bibles  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/watauga/wataugabibles.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Bibles] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/watauga/wataugabibles.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Bibles] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,37189.cfm Watauga County Cultural Features: Cemeteries],&nbsp;locations and maps (NC HomeTownLocator)  
 
*[http://northcarolina.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,37189.cfm Watauga County Cultural Features: Cemeteries],&nbsp;locations and maps (NC HomeTownLocator)  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wata/index.htm Watauga County, North Carolina Cemeteries], listings (Cemetery Census)  
 
*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/wata/index.htm Watauga County, North Carolina Cemeteries], listings (Cemetery Census)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/watauga/wataugacemeteries.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/watauga/wataugacemeteries.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Cemeteries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/watauga/wataugawills.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Wills &amp; Estates] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*'''1873-1968''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books A to E (1873-1968)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/watauga/wataugawills.html Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives: Wills &amp; Estates] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
  
 
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/watauga/ Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/watauga/ Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/north-carolina/watauga_county_nc_genealogy.htm Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy Links] (Genealogy Links)  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/north-carolina/watauga_county_nc_genealogy.htm Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy Links] (Genealogy Links)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/nc/watauga.htm Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/watauga.htm Watauga County, North Carolina GenWeb Archives] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-watauga.html Watauga County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy, and Ancestry] (Family History 101)
 
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/nc-county-watauga.html Watauga County, North Carolina History, Records, Facts, Genealogy, and Ancestry] (Family History 101)
  
 
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County Courthouse

Watauga County Courthouse
842 W King Street
Boone, NC 28607-3531
Phone: 828-265-8052

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1914
marriage records from 1872 and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divoce, probate and court records from 1872[1]

History

The area that became Watauga and Ashe counties 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.[2] Ashe was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799. North Carolina erected Watauga County primarily from Ashe County in 1849.

Parent County

1849--Watauga County was created from Ashe, Caldwell,Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.
County seat: Boone [3]

County histories are available such as:

  • A History of Watauga County, North Carolina : with sketches of prominent families by John Preston Arthur (1915)

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Courthouse fire destroyed all of the land records and most of the court records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Beech Mountain
  • Blowing Rock
  • Boone
  • Seven Devils

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Bibles

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Howard's Chapel

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Watauga County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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), Watauga County, North Carolina. Page 513 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.