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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:

09-16-1882A reunion of Confederate Veterans was held in Jefferson. These reunions were quite common throughout the South during the last decades of the nineteenth century.
09-18-1780On this date, Ashe County resident Martin Gambill made his famous ride, transferring messages between Colonel Cleveland's Wilkes based militia and the militias headquartered at Seven Mile Ford in Virginia. Gambill's rides was instrumental in orchestrating the victory at King's Mountain. Gambill went on to be an important Ashe County citizen, serving as sheriff during the county's earliest years.