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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:

03-31-1977The ‘Virginia Creeper’ made its last run into Ashe County. The train only ran for 60 years, making a lasting impression on the people of Ashe County; however, by the 1970s, the rise of interstate trucking made local train lines unprofitable.
04-04-1977On this day, the Ashe County Library opened in its current location. Begun by a local woman's club, the library grew steadily through the years. Before the construction of the current building, It had been housed in several other locations, including the old Hotel in West Jefferson.