What's New at the the Ashe Historical Society

Who’s Who in Ashe County History

The Museum of Ashe County History is launching a Who's Who in Ashe County History. This project will seek to...

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...


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This Week in Ashe County History:

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.
09-22-1989ON this date, Hurricane Hugo hit Ashe County. Hugo was one of the most devastating storms to hit Ashe County, downing many tress and causing widespread power outages.