Watauga County  is in the North Carolina Mountains region of North Carolina. Boone is the largest town in Watauga County, it is also the county seat. Watauga is located along along the Tennessee border.
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In 1849 this county was formed from parts of 4 others, it was named for the Watauga River.
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Get around 
The local sights can be amazing.
- Appalachian State University: Part of the North Carolina state system, located in Boone.
Watauga is a popular destination, especially for in-state tourists. It is part of the Appalachian Mountains, a very nice area for a vacation.
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Watauga County offers a wide range of hiking trails. HikeBoone.com has maps and pictures of some of the more popular trails.