For many years Ashe County North Carolina was a fairly remote area in the Appalachian Mountains with only a few main thoroughfares. Many of the roads were unpaved and private but during this time Ashe County was not a very populated area. Today things have changed dramatically we have four major highways which provide accessibility to the major interstates and arteries. These roads include US 421, US 221, US16, and US88. There is still several dirt secondary roads and private roads as well but you will find fewer and fewer of those these days.
In 1977 the Ashe County Airport was constructed, sporting a 4,300 feet runway capable of facilitating small to medium sized jets. The airport is open to the public and is located 3 miles from the town of Jefferson NC. From time to time the airport host events which are open to the public. Ashe is currently evaluating an airport expansion project with the NCDOT Division of Aviation, which will provide additional runway length, and corporate hangar spaces.
Below, we have listed a few helpful directions into Ashe County NC from various areas across the country. As always if you do visit our beautiful county and decide you want to make it your home you are welcome to browse our Ashe County Real Estate listings. If you are ready to purchase North Carolina Real Estate please come by A1 Mountain Realty located on the main street in West Jefferson NC and let the dedicated staff of realtors help you find that property of your dreams.
Southern North Carolina (Charlotte)
I-77N toward Yadkinville, take Hwy 421N toward Wilkesboro, take Hwy 16N to Jefferson/West Jefferson
Eastern North Carolina (Winston-Salem, Raleigh)
I-40W to Winston-Salem, take Hwy 421N toward Wilkesboro, take Hwy 16N to Jefferson/West Jefferson
Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC (Northern States)
I-81S to I-77S to Hwy 58W toward Galax Va continue to Mouth of Wilson, Va take Hwy 16S to Jefferson.
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama
I-85N to Charlotte, I-77N towards Yadkinville, Take Hwy 421N towards Wilkesboro, Take Hwy 16N to Jefferson or Hwy 221N To West Jefferson/ Jefferson
Tennesse, Arkansas, Oklahoma
I-40E to Knoxville, I-81N to Marion, Va, Hwy 16S to Jefferson
Ohio, West Virginia
I-77S to Hwy 58W to Galax, Va continue to Mouth of Wilson, Va take Hwy 16S to Jefferson/West Jefferson
Eastern Florida, Eastern Georgia,
I-95N to I-26W to Columbia SC, I-77N to Charlotte, continue to Yadkinville take Hwy 421N toward Wilkesboro, take Hwy 16N to Jefferson or Hwy 221N into West Jefferson/Jefferson
Central and Western Florida, Western Georgia
I-75N to Atlanta, I-85N to I-77N to Charlotte, continue on I-77N to Yadkinville, take Hwy 421N toward Wilkesboro, take Hwy 16N to Jefferson or Hwy 221N to West Jefferson/Jefferson