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.

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Recently Added Items

North Carolina Land Grant and Seal


This image shows a deed for land in North Carolina. The agreement calls for ten pounds for every hundred acres. The script has faded with time but…

Wax Seal on North Carolina Land Grant


This image shows a detailed view of the wax seal seen on the land grant circa 1788 referenced in items 003 and 006 of this series. This seal is noted…

Close-Up of North Carolina Land Grant


This image shows an enhanced photographic image of the bottom portion of the land grant seen in item 006 of this collection. The item referenced is a…