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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:

03-24-1914The tracks of the Virginia Carolina Railroad (soon to be known as the Virginia Creeper) are laid in Todd. Until 1933, Todd would be the end of the line for the train as it wound its way from Whitetop through Ashe County. As a result of the train's presence, Todd experienced a 20 year boom, growing into a large town with its own bank and Ford dealership.
03-25-1725On this day, Samuel Ashe was born. He was the 9th Governor of North Carolina (1795-1798) and the namesake of Ashe County.
03-26-1960On this day the last measurable snow of the season fell. The total accumulation for the 1960 winter was just over seven feet in Jefferson.