In 1849 this county was formed from parts of 4 others, it was named for the Watauga River.
Watauga is a popular desination, especially for in-state tourists. It is part of the Appalachian Mountains, a very nice area for a vacation.
The local sights can be amazing.
English is the dominant language
Appalachian State University: Part of the North Carolina state system, located in Boone.