Beech Mountain
At 5,506 feet, altitude has its rewards. Like summer temperatures that rarely exceed 72 degrees. Like graceful mountains draped in brilliant, beautiful fall colors. Like the spirit-lifting enjoyment of an exhilarating downhill ride. Up here, in Eastern America’s Highest Town, every day offers the chance to be an adventurer, to see nature at its most beautiful state, and to let your stresses and worries melt away.
Town of Banner Elk
Located in the Mountains of Western North Carolina, Banner Elk is home to a bustling community thriving in High Country tourism activities such as skiing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing. With a number of fine accommodations to choose from as well as restaurants and unique shops, Banner Elk offers much for the seasonal vacationer and part-year resident. Year-round residents benefit from the growing popularity of the Western North Carolina Mountains and comprise the area's growing number of professionals, service personnel, and skilled trade people. Come visit Banner Elk... and who knows, you just might stay!
Town of Blowing Rock
The Town of Blowing Rock has a permanent year-round population of approximately 1,425 and is situated along US Highways 321 and 221, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blowing Rock, known as "the Crown of the Blue Ridge", is a very special place to live, work, and play. We are the only full service community on the Blue Ridge Parkway and are centrally located to many High Country attractions.
Town of Boone
The Town of Boone was incorporated in 1872 and its current population is 14,132. Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River. During summer, high temperatures in Boone are typically 76°F or below, noticeably cooler than the lowland areas to the east and south. Summers are also considerably cooler than most parts of the Carolinas. Winters are colder with sleet and snowfall common.
Town of Seven Devils
Town of West Jefferson
West Jefferson is located in northwestern North Carolina among the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is widely known for the New River, one of a few that flows north. The County of Ashe, where West Jefferson is located, borders both Tennessee and Virginia. Driving time to Boone, home of Appalachian State University, is approximately thirty to forty-five minutes. In relation to other major cities, driving time is one and a half hours either to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Galax, Virginia, Tri-Cities region of Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. These driving times are quickly decreasing because of improvements to two- and four-lane highways leading to West Jefferson.
Village of Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain is a quaint tourist destination located an area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, known as the High Country. Located in the High Country NC, Sugar Mountain is a wonderful year-round tourist destination with an abundance of activities for every season. From skiing in the winter to hiking and golfing in the summer months there's sure to be an activity for every adventurer.
Watauga County Courthouse
Register of Deeds, Tax Administration, Etc.
Watauga County Courts