Ashe County

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Ashe County is named for Samuel Ashe, who was a Revolutionary patriot, superior court judge and governor of North Carolina.

 

Created:  November 18, 1799

County Seat: 

Jefferson  1799 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Jefferson  

 

Location:  301 East Main Street / Ashe Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte

Contractor:  L W Cooper of Charlotte

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a high portico with four columns rising to a pediment. The third story is recessed and at the top is section with three round windows and a red colored roof. The building now houses the Ashe County Historical Museum.

 

See:  The courthouse is very similar in appearance to the old courthouses in Avery County, Iredell CountyRandolph CountyStokes County and Wilkes County.

 

See:  The architect,  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte, designed courthouses in Avery County, Caldwell County, Randolph CountyStokes County and Wilkes County.

 

See:  The contractor, L W Cooper of Charlotte, constructed courthouses in Stokes County and Wilkes County.

 

County Courthouse – Jefferson  

 

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Location:  150 Government Circle / East Main Street

Built:  1998 – 2000

Style:  Modern Colonial Revival

Architect:  Hayes, Seay, Mattern & Mattern and Bill Mahler

Contractor:  James R Vannoy & Sons Construction.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front projects from the main building and has a large portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The green colored roof is sloped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grayson County, Virginia

E – Alleghany County and Wilkes County

S – Wilkes County and Watauga County

W – Johnson County, Tennessee

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012