Jefferson is the county seat of Ashe County, and the lesser known of the two Jeffersons (West Jefferson and Jefferson), although it is the home of the county’s government sector. It’s a little over 2 square miles. The historic courthouse, originally constructed in 1904 approximately 105 years after the town’s creation in 1799 was designated as a historic place on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1979. The beautiful New River flows right through the heart of town creating some breathtaking scenery and many low lying valleys where the land is nearly flat compared to its neighbors. Jefferson offers a delightful mix of old and new properties and is known for meandering between traditions and progress. It is a wonderful gateway community that is full of tranquility and private locations.
Buyers searching for horse properties and farms should consider the Ashe County real estate in Jefferson. The premium mountain land for sale in NC mountains in Jefferson offers rolling hills, lush green landscapes and views of nearby Mount Jefferson, for which the town is named. Mt. Jefferson is a state natural area that has an elevation of 4,665 feet, rising approximately 1,600 feet above the two twin ‘Jeffersons’.
Another notable feature in the area, Jefferson Landing on the New River, is named for this region. This upscale planned community offers an 18 hole course and other amenities as it is located right along the New River. The NC Mountain lots and Ashe County property in this community is well priced.