The county of Watauga is located in North Carolina and was founded in 1849| named for=Watauga River. There are 51,079 residents in Watauga who have access to courthouses in Boone. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. North Carolina is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 17,122 residents in Boone, which is 6.1 square miles and 3,333ft above sea level. It was settled in 1872 and is governed by a Council-manager local government.