What's New at the the Ashe Historical Society

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....


Welcome from the Ashe County Historical Society. Our goal is to promote and preserve the history of Ashe County. This site provides products and resources related to that mission

This Week in Ashe County History:

10-18-1918On this date R.T. Greer & Company bought the lot for their root & herb warehouse in Brownwood. They purchased it from Mr. J.S. Brown, the namesake of the Brownwood community. This building is now listed on the national historic register.
10-20-1824On this day Major Quincy Franklin Neal was born. Major Neal was a Confederate Veteran and became Ashe County’s first Superintendent of Public Instruction. Quincy Neal was originally a resident of Sutherland, but purchased land in Jefferson. The large white Neal house in east Jefferson was built on the land purchased by Quincy.
10-21-1853On this date, the Senter Baptist Church Association was founded. Named after famous local preachers Drewry and Nathaniel Senter, this association, based at Senter Baptist Church in Nathan's Creek, originally included 9 other churches. The annual June meeting at Senter church, in which hundreds of parishioners from all the member churches would gather, soon became one of the largest social gatherings in the county.
10-24-1843George Phillips, the Sheriff of Ashe County at the time, drowned in the Yadkin River while returning home from Raleigh.