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'''1849'''--Watauga County was created from [[Ashe_County,_North_Carolina|Ashe<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228339022218_579"></span>]], [[Caldwell_County,_North_Carolina|Caldwell]],[[Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina|Wilkes]], and [[Yancey_County,_North_Carolina|Yancey]] Counties.&nbsp; '''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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'''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.&nbsp; '''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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County histories are available such as:
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*A histo[r]y of Watauga County, North Carolina : with sketches of prominent families by John Preston Arthur (1915)
  
 
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Revision as of 05:10, 15 May 2009

United States  > North Carolina > Watauga County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1849--Watauga County was created from Ashe, Caldwell,Wilkes, and Yancey Counties.  County seat: Boone [1]

County histories are available such as:

  • A histo[r]y 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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Howard's Chapel

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).