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Ashe County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Ashe County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1799
Seat Jefferson
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

427 sq mi (1,106 km²)

1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
 - (2000)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)

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.


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

These cities and towns are in Ashe County:

Connected counties

These counties are connected to Ashe County:

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