Welcome to Ashe County
Since its incorporation in 1799, Ashe County has represented the best of what northwestern North Carolina has to offer. Nestled comfortably in the Blue Ridge Mountains, our County experiences four distinct and beautiful seasons. Natives and visitors alike relish the refreshing growth of spring and the long summer days where the cares and worries of today’s fast paced life seem to drift away on the soft evening breeze. Fall offers an unmatched patchwork of splendid autumn colors as well as comfortable temperatures that draw visitors from near and far who come to see Ashe’s natural magnificence. Our winters are mild and picturesque, touched with warm holiday cheer and pristine snowfalls, which gently blanket the land. Traditionally grounded in agriculture and manufacturing, Ashe County is populated with proud and hard working folks, who will go out of their way to help their neighbors, and who still value honesty and heritage. Our goal is to preserve the wonderful qualities that give our County its strength, while remaining current with technological and economic opportunities that constantly shape the nation.
Source: Retrieved 07/14/2011 from "Ashe County Government" at http://www.ashecountygov.com/ .