Ashe County, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°26′36″N 81°29′58″W / 36.443469°N 81.499334°W / 36.443469; -81.499334
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Ashe County
Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson
Map of North Carolina highlighting Ashe County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°26′36″N 81°29′58″W / 36.443469°N 81.499334°W / 36.443469; -81.499334
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forSamuel Ashe
Largest communityJefferson
 • Total429.37 sq mi (1,112.1 km2)
 • Land426.26 sq mi (1,104.0 km2)
 • Water3.11 sq mi (8.1 km2)  0.72%
 • Total26,577
 • Density62.35/sq mi (24.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Ashe County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 26,577 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Jefferson.

History[change | change source]

Native Americans used to live in Ashe County. Pieces of broken pottery, arrowheads, and other Native American things have been found in the county.

In 1849, the southwestern part of Ashe County was combined with parts of Caldwell County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County to make Watauga County. In 1859, the eastern part of Ashe County became Alleghany County.

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Ashe County:

Connected counties[change | change source]

These counties are connected to Ashe County:

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Ashe County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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