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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:

02-20-1842On this day, the Baptist Chapel Church in Helton was first organized. This church would eventually be housed in simple frame dwelling, built in 1872, which still stands today. The Baptist Chapel Church building and cemetery are entries on the National Historic Register.
02-22-1831On this day, Thomas Crumpler was born. Crumpler was a prominent local citizen. He was both a North Carolina representative, and Civil War veteran. After his death in the Civil War, Crumpler became the namesake of the Ashe County community by the same name.
02-24-1919On this day,  James “Jim” Vannoy was born. Mr. Vannoy started Vannoy Construction, one of Ashe County’s most prominent businesses.