Watauga County was founded in 1849. It is located in the mountain region of North Carolina. It was named for the Watauga River. Watauga is said to be a Native American that could mean either, beautiful water, whispering waters, village of many springs, and river of islands. The neighboring counties are Ashe (NE), Wilkes (E), Caldwell (S), Avery (SW), and Johnson County, TN (NW). The municipalities are Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, and Seven Devils. The County Seat, Boone, is also home to Appalachian State University.
National Landmarks and Tourist Attractions
Appalachian Ski Mountain
At the Appalachian Ski Mountain you, your family, and friends can learn how to ski or snowboard.
Grandfather Mountain is a non-profit attraction and an NC State Park. It is also home to the famous "Mile-High Swinging Bridge."
Pisgah National Forest
In the Pisgah National Forest you can do a multitude of things. Such as, hiking, camping, fishing, biking, horse-back riding, swimming, rock-climbing, see the waterfalls, wildlife, and historical areas, and much more!