Ashe County, NC | The Complete Guide

Ashe County, NC is located in the most northwestern corner of the state, nestled between Virginia and Tennessee in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

As of 2015, Ashe County had 27,020 residents and it’s ever-growing as more and more people discover our beautiful views, small town charm and outdoor-loving area.

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If you’re looking to visit (or live in) Ashe County, you’ll need to know a few things:

  1. Ashe County is broken into several townships that range in proximation to the different areas of the county.
    1. West Jefferson serves as the hub of the County, with activities like the Ashe County Cheese Plant and the Christmas in July festival making their home in this town, it’s the place to be if you want to be close to all the goings-ons.
    2. Jefferson is a beautiful town that borders West Jefferson and is home to several of the county’s favorite sites like our historic Courthouse (and our up-to-date Courthouse and Jail), the hospital and – ehm – Third Day Market, where you can get some of your favorite home decor supplies.
    3. Crumpler and Grassy Creek serve the end of the county that most closely borders Mouth of Wilson, VA and houses iconic restaurant Shatley Springs.
    4. Warrensville is the home of the county’s current Middle School and provides a fun area only 10 minutes to West Jefferson and only a few minutes to Lansing and Creston.
    5. Creston and Lansing are beautiful outskirts to the county that provide fishing, sites like the historic Lansing Creeper Trail Park (which hosts the Ola Belle Reed festival each year) and a quick trip over the state lines to Virginia or Tennessee.
    6. In between West Jefferson and Watauga County, NC sits Fleetwood, Todd and Deep Gap, all of which provide river activities, amenities and close proximity to all other areas.
  2. Downtown West Jefferson hosts Art Crawls and the annual Christmas in July festival and other activities to make visiting any time of year special and worth your while.
  3. Planning a trip to Ashe County in the fall months is sure to provide beautiful views with crisp fall colors in every direction.
  4. We have a few hotels, Bed & Breakfasts’ and a growing sample of vacation rentals to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Ashe County Chamber of Commerce has a list of amenities to check out if you’re in the market.
  5. There is plenty to do every single season of the year and if you’re looking for those events, you can find them here.

 

Want to make the most of your Ashe County visit? Download our FREE Scavenger Hunt to make sure you see as much as possible and have a ton of fun while you’re here.

Ashe County is our home and we think you’ll love it here.

Kaitlin Carpenter
Kaitlin Carpenter
Manager, Third Day Market

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20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. A lot has changed since then.Take a look at how we’ve grown.

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