Watauga County, North Carolina Genealogy

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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 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

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).