Watauga County

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Watauga County is named for the Watauga River, which name came from the Native American word meaning “beautiful water”.


Created:  1849

County Seat: 

Boone  1849 – present


County Courthouse – Boone


Location:  842 West King Street / Water Street

Built:  2005 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hemphill Associates, Inc. of Charlotte

Contractor:  Browning Engineers of Charlotte


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The south front has a central recessed entrance on the first story. There are four sets of three windows. The roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Wheeler & Runge and constructed in 1904. The building was demolished.



County Administration – Boone




Location:  814 West King Street / Water Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story structure. The south front has a one story portico supported by four columns. The roof is hipped.



N – Johnson County, Tennessee and Ashe County 

E – Ashe County and Wilkes County

S – Caldwell County

W – Avery County and  Johnson County, Tennessee





County Courthouse










County Administration




Photos taken 2012