Watauga County, North Carolina Records
Watauga County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1849 from Ashe County, Caldwell County, Wilkes County and Yancey County. This county was named for the Watauga River, which came from a Native American word meaning "beautiful water" .
Watauga County Cities and Towns include Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, Seven Devils, Deep Gap, Sugar Grove, Valle Crucis, Zionville. A Map of Watauga County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.
Watauga County Townships include Bald Mountain, Beaverdam, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge, Boone, Brushy Fork, Cove Creek, Elk, Laurel Creek, Meat Camp, New River, North Fork, Shawneehaw, Stony Fork, and Watauga. View a Map of Watauga County Townships.
Watauga County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Watauga County, NC Courthouse
The Watauga County Courthouse is located in Boone, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Watauga county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Watauga County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1873 by fire, some early records were destroyed and fragmented .
- Watauga County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1914, Marriage Records from 1873, Death Records from 1914 and Land Records from 1830.
- Watauga County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1858, Court Records from 1873 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records.
- Watauga County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Watauga Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Watauga County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (incomplete), 1800 (incomplete), 1810 (incomplete), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1784-1787
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Watauga County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Watauga County, North Carolina Resources
- New River Notes
- Genealogical Society of Watauga County
- Watauga County Historical Society, E. Mast, 253 Wm. Hardy Mast Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679-9707
- Watauga County Public Library
- Watauga County, North Carolina Message Boards
Watauga County, North Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Watauga County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Watauga Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- A history of Watauga County, North Carolina : with sketches of prominent families
- History of Watauga County, North Carolina 1849-1949 : and, History of Appalachian State Teachers College, 1899-1949
- A History of Watauga County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Watauga County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Watauga Co. NCGenweb
- Watauga County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- Watauga County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories