Ashe County is named for Samuel Ashe, who was a Revolutionary patriot, superior court judge and governor of North Carolina.
Created: November 18, 1799
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.
County Courthouse – Jefferson
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.
N – Grayson County, Virginia
W – Johnson County, Tennessee
Photos taken 2012