Ashe County, North Carolina
county in North Carolina, United States
Ashe County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 24,384 people lived there. Its county seat is Jefferson.
|Coordinates: 36°26′N 81°30′W / 36.43°N 81.5°W|
|Named for||Samuel Ashe|
|• Total||429 sq mi (1,110 km2)|
|• Land||426 sq mi (1,100 km2)|
|• Water||3.1 sq mi (8 km2) 0.7%%|
|• Density||64/sq mi (25/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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 townsEdit
These cities and towns are in Ashe County:
These counties are connected to Ashe County:
- Grayson County, Virginia - north
- Alleghany County, North Carolina - east
- Wilkes County, North Carolina - southeast
- Watauga County, North Carolina - southwest
- Johnson County, Tennessee - west