Ashe County

Ashe County, North Carolina

150 Government Cir Suite 3100
Jefferson, NC 28640
Phone: (336) 246-5641
Fax: (336) 246-4276

In the northwest corner of NC; organized Nov 18, 1799 from Wilkes County. Name Origin: For Samuel Ashe (1725-1813), NC legislator, chief justice of NC (1777-95), and governor (1795-98)

Area (sq mi):: 426.78 (land 426.13; water 0.65) Population per square mile: 59.50
Population 2005: 25,347 State rank: 74 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 9.80% Population 2000: 24,384 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,429; median household $28,824; Population below poverty level: 13.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,200-$23,702
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.80% Median travel time to work: 26.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Southern Justice (8x60 for National Geographic Channel): The Sullivan County and Ashe County Sheriffs' Offices bring us true stories from these two counties in the Blue Grass Mountains of Appalachia.
Community and regional leaders meet at the GE Aviation factory in West Jefferson to rejoice an expansion of the facility, which will produce an added 105 employment opportunity to Ashe County by 2017.
has taken the reigns to serve as the Ashe County Home Builders Association (HBA) for the 2014 calendar year.
New River Organic Growers (NROG) in May opened its first distribution facility in Ashe County, N.
The Hunger Champion awards, which recognize local agency excellence in operating SNAP, were given this year to the Ashe County Department of Social Services of Jefferson, North Carolina; the Hanover County Department of Social Services of Ashland, Virginia; the San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department of San Bernardino, California; and the Portland Metro Processing Center in Portland, Oregon.
The Northern Mountain appointee is Angela Eggers, Ashe County, assistant finance officer.
An Ashe County, North Carolina, farmer won the honor to supply the White House Christmas tree this year, and at the cutting ceremony last week, North Carolina's Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler proclaimed that his state has surpassed Oregon.
Outside their back window, the sun was still waiting to cross the distant cattle pastures that rise up from the far bank of the New River valley, far below their mountaintop home in Ashe County, North Carolina.
Purchase your button and map in advance from Boone or Ashe County agricultural extensions offices or visit www.
Beth Dixon, Heidi Lusk, Don Sloan and Maria Whaley of Ashe County Chamber of Commerce - Silver Crown for "Ashe Magazine 2006.
Contract Awarded to replace a bridge on Joe Thomas Road over Little Helton Creek in Ashe County.
Phoenix Mountain is located 3 miles from the Ashe County Regional Airport and the historic village of Jefferson, N.