WATAUGA COUNTY

Established in 1849 from Ashe, Caldwell, Wilkes and Yancey counties.
Courthouse fire of 1873 destroyed all of the land records 
and most of the court records.

                               ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1874-1906; 2 volumes.
	Apprentice Bonds, 1899-1900; Bastardy Bonds, 1874-1935; 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1873-1878; 1 volume.
	Officials' Bonds, 1873-1958; 3 Fibredex boxes.
COURT RECORDS
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1873-1924; 9 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1873-1953; 12 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1874-1948; 21 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1873-1962; 10 Fibredex boxes.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, 1858-1976; 12 Fibredex boxes.
	Deeds of Trust, 1882-1976; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Mortgage Deeds, 1877-1957; 1 Fibredex box.
	Cross Index to Deeds, 1873-1949; 10 volumes.
	Ejectments (Summary Proceedings), 1915-1947; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Land Sold for Taxes, 1935-1938; 1 volume.
	Tax Levies on Land, 1874-1939; 1 Fibredex box.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1876-1947; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1830-1962; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Probate, 1873-1885; 1 volume.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1873-1914; 2 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1873-1911; 2 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1873-
		1926; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1858-1948; 40 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1873-1955; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1888-1910; 1 volume.
	Record of Settlements, 1873-1925; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Licenses, 1873-1894; 1 Fibredex box.
	Marriage Registers, 1873-1954; 3 volumes.
	Divorce Records, 1874-1948; 13 Fibredex boxes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Miscellaneous Tax Records, 1873-1936; 1 Fibredex box, 1 volume.
WILLS
	Wills, 1859, 1872-1947; 7 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1940; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1913-1921; 2 volumes.
	Record of County Treasurer Reports, 1911-1931; 1 volume.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1938; 3 volumes.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1874-1933; 1 Fibredex box.
	Road and Bridge Records, 1867-1946; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Road Record, 1925-1926; 1 volume.
	School Census, 1869-1896; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	School Vouchers and Miscellaneous School Records, 1870-1936;
		3 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1858-1974; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Minutes, Directors of Peoples Bank & Trust Co., Boone, NC, 1929-1934; 
		1 volume.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1911-1936; 2 Fibredex boxes.

                              MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1874-1906; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1889-1969; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1873-1959; 8 reels.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1878-1968; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1873-1968; 4 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1873-1911; 1 reel.
	Appointment of Administrators and Guardians, 1873-1926; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1911-1968; 2 reels.
	Record of Executors, 1925-1968; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1911-1968; 1 reel.
	Trust Funds and Accounts for Indigent Children, 1915-1968; 1 reel.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1920-1969; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1873-1968; 3 reels.
	Index to Administrators and Executors, 1873-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Guardians, 1873-1968; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1870-1958; 53 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1872-1969; 5 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1872-1969; 5 reels.
	Record of Surveys, 1904-1953; 1 reel.
	Plat Books, 1922-1967; 1 reel.
	Record of Resale of Land, 1922-1968; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Registers, 1873-1969; 2 reels.
	Index to Births, 1914-1969; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1914-1968; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1922-1980; 5 reels.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1872-1967; 6 reels.
	Cross Index to Orders and Decrees, 1873-1968; 1 reel.
	Special Proceedings Docket, 1902-1921; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, 1968-1980; 1 reel.
	Record of Assignees and Receivers, 1910-1920; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1873-1938; 4 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1918, 1921; 1 reel.
	Tax Scrolls, 1888-1926; 2 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1902-1968; 2 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1873-1969; 1 reel.




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