GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Whereas, Ashe County was formed from Wilkes County in May of 1799; and
Whereas, Ashe County was named for Samuel Ashe who was a revolutionary patriot, superior court judge, and Governor of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798; and
Whereas, Ashe County is known for its beautiful scenic environment, agriculture and livestock, and dairy, furniture, electronic, mineral, and textile products; and
Whereas, the citizens of Ashe County have been actively preparing for the County's bicentennial celebration; and
Whereas, Ashe County's bicentennial celebration is worthy of celebration and should be enjoyed and supported by all of North Carolina's citizens; Now, therefore,
Section 1. The General Assembly honors the life and memory of Samuel Ashe and urges the citizens of this State to participate in activities commemorating the 200th anniversary of Ashe County.
Section 2. The Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Chair of the Ashe County Board of Commissioners.
Section 3. This resolution is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 5th day of May, 1999.
Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
James B. Black
Speaker of the House of Representatives