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Ashe County, North Carolina History
When was Ashe County, NC Created?
Ashe County was created on November 18, 1799 from Wilkes County.
What is the County Seat of Ashe County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Jefferson also, the county government website is www.ashecountygov.com/.
What counties are adjacent to Ashe County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Grayson County, Virginia, Alleghany County, Wilkes County (southeast), Watauga County (southwest), Johnson County Tennessee.
Ashe County, NC Vital Records
Where can find Ashe County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ashe County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.
Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Ashe County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the Ashe County clerk of court.
You can search online for Ashe County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.
The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Marriage Records
- Ashe County, North Carolina Marriage Project
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Births & Deaths Records
- Social Security Death Index
- North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
- North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
- North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1800-2000
- North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
- North Carolina, Death Collection, 1908-2004
Ashe County, NC Census Records
What Ashe County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Ashe Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ashe Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Ashe Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide
Ashe County, NC Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Ashe County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Ashe County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in North Carolina courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless North Carolina residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Ashe County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Ashe County Register of Deeds
- Address: 150 Government Circle, Suite 2300, Jefferson, NC 28640
- Phone: (336) 846-5580
- Birth Records: 1913
- Marriage Records: 1828
- Death Records: 1913
- Land Records: 1778
- Ashe County Clerk of Court
- Address: 150 Government Circle, Suite 3100, Jefferson, NC 28640
- Phone: 33-246-5641
- Probate Records: 1801
- Court Records: 1805
- Divorce Records: call court clerk for details
- North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
- Ashe County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: Ashe County Records
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Court Records
- County Records in the North Carolina State Archives
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Wills & Estate Records
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Deed Records
- North Carolina, County Records, 1833-1970
- BLM Land Records
Ashe County, NC Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ashe County, NC?
A list of Ashe County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- New River Notes (newrivernotes.com)
- Ashe County Historical Society, 148 Library Drive, West Jefferson, NC 28694
- North Carolina State Archives, Office of Archives and History—State Library Building; Public Services Branch, Mail Service Center 4614, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614 ; Phone: (919) 807-7310
- State Library of North Carolina, 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2807; (919) 733-7222, (919) 733-3270
- North Carolina Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 22, Greenville, NC 27835
Where can I connect with other Ashe County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?
- North Carolina Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- State of North Carolina Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Ashe County, North Carolina Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Ashe County
- Ashe County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Ashe County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ashe County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.
Ashe Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications
- North Carolina Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- North Carolina historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 – 1977) (genealogybank.com)
- Ashe County, North Carolina Books (amazon.com)
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Obituary Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Search North Carolina Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Ashe Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
- Ashe Co., North Carolina Graves (findagrave.com)
- Ashe County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Cemeteries & Photos (usgwarchives.net)
- Ashe Co., North Carolina Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Ashe Co., North Carolina Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Church Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Bible Records (usgwarchives.net)
- Ashe County, North Carolina Church Books (amazon.com)
Ashe Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Biographies & Collections (usgwarchives.net)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Ashe Co. NC General and History Websites
- Ashe County, North Carolina Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- A History of Ashe County, North Carolina (carolana.com)
- Ashe County, North Carolina Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Ashe Co. NC Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)
- Ashe County, North Carolina (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – North Carolina – Counties – Ashe (cyndislist.com)
- Ashe County North Carolina (genealogytrails.com)
- Ashe Co. NCGenweb (ncgenweb.us)
- Ashe County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Ashe County USGenWeb Archives Project (usgwarchives.net)
- Ashe Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Ashe Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of North Carolina Links and Information
- Ashe Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Ashe County, NC Municipalities and Townships
- 1895 Ashe County Map (livgenmi.com)
Ashe Co. NC Military Records
- North Carolina Military Records Research Guide
- Ashe Co., NC GenWeb Archives Military Records (usgwarchives.net)
- North Carolina Military Records (Fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the North Carolina women and men who served. Perfect for Ashe County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Ashe Co. NC Schools & Directories
- North Carolina City Directories (search.ancestry.com)
- Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830 (search.ancestry.com)