Watauga County is named for the Watauga River, which name came from the Native American word meaning “beautiful water”.
Boone 1849 – present
County Courthouse – Boone
Location: 842 West King Street / Water Street
Built: 2005 – 2006
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
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.
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Photos taken 2012