Nestled in the North Carolina High Country of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town of Jefferson is the heart of Ashe County. As the county seat, it is the hub of government, health care and social services for our 25,000 area residents. It is also the core of tranquility for those who call it home as well as for those who visit. It is a friendly community, welcoming all who choose to come.
Our residents enjoy the comfort and security of a small town with easy accessibility to a nearby major university (Appalachian State) and to amenities offered by larger communities in North Carolina, southwest Virginia and east Tennessee. Our public schools are state-of-the-art. We value the important part small towns play in the economic well-being of our citizens.