Since its incorporation in 1799, Ashe County has represented the best of what North Carolina has to offer. Ashe is the most northwestern County in the state, has a population of 27,000-plus, covers 426 square miles and enjoys an approximate elevation of 3000 feet. Four distinct and beautiful seasons are evident in our county, and a strong tourism sector exists as people from across the state and the nation come to enjoy our beauty. Ashe enjoys access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the beautiful New River, Mount Jefferson and the New River State Parks, and is located 30 miles from Appalachian State University.
Ashe County is known for many things including a thriving Christmas Tree Industry that has furnished several trees for the White House and a Choose and Cut season offering the opportunity for families to come and enjoy the mountains and return home with one of our beautiful Christmas trees. The economy of Ashe is diversified with the tourism sector, a second-home population, global manufacturing industries and a strong arts culture. Three municipalities within Ashe offer unique opportunities – shopping and restaurants in West Jefferson, hiking trails in Lansing and the old 1904 Courthouse and Museum in Jefferson.
If you are visiting for the day, or thinking of relocating to Ashe County either full-time or part-time, we want you to know that you are a welcome member in our community.