Hello Ashe County

Ashe County is located in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, bordered by Tennessee and Virginia. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the county was formed in 1799 from portions of Wilkes County and named for Samuel Ashe, governor of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798. Its county seat, Jefferson, was founded in 1803 and named for President Thomas Jefferson. Other communities in the county include West Jefferson, Lansing, Todd, and Glendale Springs.

Ashe County calls themself the "The Coolest Corner" of North Carolina. The county features mountain views, friendly people, and charming towns and scenery. Activities include hiking, fishing, floating and canoeing on the historic New River, golfing and much more! 

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