This newest book from the Ashe County Historical Society is a must-have for anyone interested in local history, culture or architecture. Featuring nearly 400 homes, businesses, churches, and other significant buildings, this book provides a wide overview of the places that have made Ashe County what it is today.
Each featured location includes photos, and a historical overview. Includes a complete index of the each person mentioned within the entries. Every postal district in Ashe County is included, subdivided into small local communities. This book is an excellent way to learn about all corners of Ashe County.
In the early 1970s, the State of North Carolina, through the Office of Archives and History began promoting Architectural Surveys across the state in cooperation with the National Park Service. Later on, an effort to complete an Ashe County survey was started in the late 1990s. The final report was 110 pages long, and contained a detailed history of Ashe County and its various communities and towns. This report included as much information as was available for 590 properties, and features photographs, descriptions of architectural features, and brief histories of the buildings.
In 2018, several members of the Ashe County Historical Society started working to publish the final report so that the public could obtain a copy of this useful research. This book is the result of that effort.
8.5″ x 11″
B&W interior, color cover