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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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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:

DateEvent
11-23-1959On this day, five prisoners escaped from a holding cage on the back of a pickup truck and killed their guard, Fields Absher. This attack took place on Double Springs Church Road. After killing Absher, The five men then stole a car from Mrs. Edd Sheets and fled the county. The five were eventually rearrested and charged with murder, armed robbery and escape.

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