Beech Mountain • Blowing Rock • Boone • Deep Gap
Foscoe • Seven Devils • Sugar Grove • Todd • Valle Crucis • Vilias • Zionville
Watauga County North Carolina
Settled in the far upper reaches above the Blue Ridge Mountains is the historical mountain country of Watuaga County, North Carolina. Watuaga County is one of the most premier counties in the Blue Ridge Mountain Province. This magnificent mountain country is home to the renowned Appalachian State University and several beautiful mountain towns and communities. This “High Country” of the Blue Ridge offers fun and excitement for all ages throughout the year.
Watauga County was formed in 1849 from parts of Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes and Yancey Counties. The county was named after the Watauga River, which meaning “beautiful waters,” in the Native American language.
This cool mountain region of North Carolina’s High Country offers a nice balance of weather with all four seasons. Wildflowers and dogwood trees burst into life during spring, mild summer weather provides great outdoor recreation, autumn’s dramatic displays of brilliant fall colors are a scenic drive “must do” and the winter season has great high mountain ranges of white powered ski-slopes.
This magnificent county is bordered along its southeastern regions by the world popular man-made wonder, the Blue Ridge Parkway. The southern course of the Blue Ridge Parkway, skirts alongside two significant natural wonders in this North Carolina’s mountain country. The neighboring Grandfather Mountain and the Linville Gorge Falls and Wilderness Area.
Within this beautiful picturesque High Country of Watauga County are several ideal mountain towns and communities. Leading the way are the city towns of Boone just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blowing Rock on the southern edge of the Parkway.
Other warm and friendly hometowns and rural communities in Watauga County are, Beech Mountain, Seven Devils, Valle Crucis, Vilas, Sugar Grove, Sherwood, Deep Gap and Todd.
The County Seat of Watauga County is in the mountain city town of Boone, named after the legendary explorer and hunter Daniel Boone who was also known to reside in this mountainous region before moving on to Kentucky.
Watauga County is a great getaway destination if you’re looking for high mountain recreation and fun, with cascading waterways, tall mountains and beautiful valleys. Watauga County can offer both the rugged outdoors and leisure recreation, with fishing, white water rafting, hiking, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding and more for those who have an adventure’s souls. Local towns and communities provide an array of lodging, dining, shopping and family recreation if you’re of the comfort and convenience crowd.
Scenic driving tours, historic sites and outstanding mountain overlooks can fill your days for those who enjoy and prefer the quiet leisure of the armrest and steering wheel.
Looking for a seasonal home, relocation or investment property, Watauga County offers opportunities unlike any other. Come to the High County of Watauga County for that special great mountain getaway experience.
Later this season the Blue Ridge Highlander will provide a more in-depth profile on Watauga County, it will be an Internet experience you won’t want to miss…in the meanwhile, check it out yourself…
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