Watauga County

Watauga County, North Carolina

842 W King St Courthouse
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 265-8000
Fax: (828) 264-3230

On the northeastern border of NC, northeast of Asheville; organized Jan 27, 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes, and Yancey counties. Name Origin: For the Watauga River, which runs through the county; from the Indian word probably meaning 'beautiful water.'

Area (sq mi):: 312.73 (land 312.51; water 0.22) Population per square mile: 135.90
Population 2005: 42,472 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 42,695 (White 95.40%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 29.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,258; median household $32,611; Population below poverty level: 17.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,467-$24,472
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Boone County seat (13,286)

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    011-262-18, 15 pp.) (Lucy Inman, J.) Appealed from Watauga County Superior Court (Edwin Wilson, J.) Jeffrey Gray for petitioner; Angela Farag Craddock, John Fountain and Reed Fountain for respondent; M.
    In addition, Aqua North Carolina invested USD 5,200 to acquire the assets of the Mountain Ridge Estates water system, a utility that serves 100 residents in Watauga County.
    According to Wendy Patoprsty, Extension Agent for Watauga County, “rainwater in the high country represents a high quality source of water available to us, there is no reason we should let it flow away without using it.” It can take a very long time for our natural groundwater to recharge.
    His Turtle Island preserve came to the attention of Watauga County, N.C., regulators thanks to an anonymous tip from a patriotic citizen.
    Jemma calls her boyfriend, Detective Tucker with the Watauga County Sheriff's Department, to the scene.
    In 1996, a conflict emerged between Watauga County, NC, and its county seat, the Town of Boone, over the cost of an environmental cleanup.
    That wintry night we left Shuffletown for my second trip to the North Carolina mountains, this time to Boone, in Watauga County, I was very much under the spell of Thomas Wolfe.
    The North Carolina Geological Survey has identified more than 2,000 historic landslides and 1,600 debris flow tracks in Watauga County alone.
    Officially formed in 1849, the area of Old Watauga County has been at various times part of the Watauga Association, the State of Franklin, the State of Tennessee, the Confederate States of America, and (currently) the State of North Carolina.
    In Watauga County, to the south, an Episcopal church founded the advocacy group High Country Amigos, which later opened a second branch in Ashe County and serves as a clearinghouse for translation and other immigrant services.
    Middle Mix-ups Book $16.72 Watauga County Library, Watauga Discussion Groups County Schools, Appalachian State University, and the Watauga Education Foundation Hispanic Literacy $13,970 Wake County Public Library, Outreach Program Zebulon Elementary, Easter Regional Human Services Center, and St.