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| county = Watauga County
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.ncgenweb.us/watauga/ Watauga Co. NCGenWeb]'''</center>
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| state = North Carolina
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[North Carolina]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Watauga_County,_North_Carolina|Watauga County]]''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== 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.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> 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.  
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The area that became Watauga and [[Ashe_County,_North_Carolina|Ashe]] counties was part of [[Anson_County,_North_Carolina|Anson]] County during the early period; part of [[Rowan_County,_North_Carolina|Rowan]] County in 1753, [[Surry_County,_North_Carolina|Surry]] County in 1771, [[Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina|Wilkes]] County in 1777 and was briefly part of the [[State_of_Franklin|State of Franklin]] from 1784-89. After Franklin it was claimed as part of [[Washington_County,_Tennessee|Washington]] County (part of the Southwest Territory, and later [[Tennessee|Tennessee]]) until it was annexed back by [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] into [[Wilkes_County,_North_Carolina|Wilkes]] County again in 1792.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> [[Ashe_County,_North_Carolina|Ashe]] was incorporated as a separate entity by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1799. [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] erected Watauga County primarily from [[Ashe_County,_North_Carolina|Ashe]] County in 1849.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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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'''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>  
  
 
County histories are available such as:  
 
County histories are available such as:  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Watauga_County,_North_Carolina]] [[Category:Ashe_County,_North_Carolina]] [[Category:Washington_(old)_County,_North_Carolina]] [[Category:Washington_County,_Tennessee]]

Revision as of 16:12, 27 December 2010

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Watauga County, North Carolina
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Founded 1849
County Seat Boone
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County Courthouse

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.[1] 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 [2]

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Howard's Chapel

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. Arthur L. Fletcher, Ashe County: A History (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).