Stories I Grew Up With is an autobiographical collection by Ashe County native, Lonnie Jones, who relates stories told by his parents and of his own years spent growing up in the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.
In this edition, Lonnie has included a very special series of poems by his granddaughter, Maci Jones, who is inspired by her grandfather’s stories.
The gift shop at the Museum of Ashe County History has recently received copies of the Ashe County Historical Society’s newest publication: Architectural Survey of Ashe County, North Carolina.
In the early 1970s, the State of North Carolina, through the Office of Archives and History began promoting Architectural Surveys across the state in cooperation with the National Park Service. Later on, an effort to complete an Ashe County survey was started in the late 1990s. The final report was 110 pages long, and contained a detailed history of Ashe County and its various communities and towns. This report included as much information as was available for 590 properties, and features photographs, descriptions of architectural features, and brief histories of the buildings.
In 2018, several members of the Ashe County Historical Society started working to publish the final report so that the public could obtain a copy of this useful research. This book is the result of that effort!