Digital Watauga Project

The Digital Watauga Project is a collaborative effort between the Watauga County Historical Society and the Watauga County Public Library to preserve and display the High Country's archival memory.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to register or login to use Digital Watauga, and we do not approve registration requests. All users can comment on any item in a collection by using the comment field at the bottom of the page for that item. All comments are moderated, so your comment will not immediately appear after you post it, but we review comments weekly. Please do NOT use the comment field to make requests of Digital Watauga, such as inquiries about additional information or copies of images, because we do not have a way to respond to you through the commenting interface. If you want to contact Digital Watauga staff, including about donating a collection, or to request information or copies of images, please email us at

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Recently Added Items

Watauga Democrat, Boone Centennial Edition, July 3, 1972


This special edition of the Watauga Democrat was printed on July 3, 1872, to commemorate the centennial of Boone's official incorporation in January…

Myrtie Herring Mast In the Mountains


This item is a black and white photograph of Myrtie Herring Mast. She is wearing a dress and hat and standing under a tree. There is a hillside and…

Group Portrait on Boulders


This item is a black and white photograph of a group of people on large boulders. Some of the group is standing, others are sitting, and one woman is…