Jefferson NC Mountain Land for Sale

In the mountains of Ashe County, near Jefferson NC

Ashe campus of Wilkes Community College, Jefferson NC Aerial view of Lansing NC In Ashe County, near Jefferson NC Bluegrass perfomers at the Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival Historic Ashe County Courthouse in Jefferson NC

Jefferson, the county seat of Ashe County was established in 1800 and was one of the first towns in the United States to be named after President Thomas Jefferson, who at the time was Vice-President. Originally called Jeffersonton, the name was later changed to Jefferson. The ancient New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world, flows through the town. The Museum of Ashe County History is located in the historic 1904 Ashe County Courthouse building in Jefferson and has exhibits pertaining to the history of Ashe County and its people. The largest hospital in Ashe County is located also in Jefferson, the Ashe Memorial Hospital as well as the Ashe campus of Wilkes Community College.
Nearby Lansing is home to the famous Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival, a celebration of mountain music. Lansing’s classic small town setting is enhanced by the surrounding hills and Phoenix Mountain (elevation 4,170 feet) in the background as well as the homes dotting the narrow, tree lined streets.