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The Ashe Historical Society’s Photo Digitization Project Needs Your Help

The Ashe County Historical Society is in the process of digitizing historical photos for future generations, but we need your...

The Ashe County Oral History Project brings voices from the past

In 1980, Clarice Weaver and other volunteers, working on behalf of the Ashe County Historical Society and Ashe Public Library,...

The Return of ‘This Week in Ashe County History’

Back by popular demand, our weekly feature 'This Week in Ashe County History' is now available on the homepage of...

Ashe County History Map Now Online

The Ashe County Historical Society is happy to announce the interactive history of Ashe County map is now available online....


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This Week in Ashe County History:

05-14-1927On this day, Monte Weaver pitched 21 strikeouts in 11 innings for Emory & Henry College versus East Tenn. Teachers College (now ETSU) This record still stands to this day. Weaver, a native of Helton, had 263 career strikeouts at E&H, a record that stood for more than 70 years before being surpassed. He would go on to pitch in the major leagues for the Washington Senators.
05-16-1861On this day, Thomas Crumpler enlisted in Company A, NC 1st Cavalry of the Confederate Army as a Captain. He had been the Ashe County Representative in the NC House of Commons. He was killed in action at Willis' Church, VA in 1862. The community of Crumpler was named for him.
05-17-1983On this day, The Ashe County Historical Society was incorporated. We have been working to preserve and protect Ashe County’s history for 34 years and counting. Happy Birthday to us!
05-18-1948On this day, the new Parkway Theater was opened. It replaced the original theater, built in 1938, which was located next door. Treasure of the Sierra Madre played at the new Parkway during the theater's opening week.