Watauga County, North Carolina

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Watauga County
The US Post Office in Boone
The US Post Office in Boone
Map of North Carolina highlighting Watauga County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°14′N 81°42′W / 36.23°N 81.7°W / 36.23; -81.7
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1849
Named forWatauga River
SeatBoone
Largest townBoone
Area
 • Total312.56 sq mi (809.5 km2)
 • Land312.56 sq mi (809.5 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
55,945
 • Density163/sq mi (63/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.wataugacounty.org

Watauga County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2010, 51,079 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Boone.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.