Maps, Links, and Other Resources

The Appalachian Region

The Appalachian Regional Commission features many maps of the region reflecting social, economic and environmental data

North Carolina County Map

From the United States Census Bereau

Historical Maps

Historical maps offer an invaluable insight into how cartographical perception of the region changed over time and as surveying techniques improved.

Digital Collections from Appalachian State University Libraries

  • Jack Guy Folk Music Recordings
    The Jack Guy Papers contains audio, photographic, and three dimensional materials generated by folk artist and musician Jack Guy of Avery County, North Carolina. 
  • W. Amos Abrams Folksong Collection
    William Amos “Doc” Abrams (1905-1991), originally from Pinetops in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was chairman of the English Department at Appalachian State Teacher’s College (ASTC) from 1932 to 1946. 
  • I.G. Greer Folksong Collection
    Isaac Garfield (I. G. or “Ike”) Greer (1881-1967) was born in the Zionville community of Watauga County, North Carolina. He served as a history and government professor at Appalachian State Teacher’s College (the precursor to Appalachian State University) from 1910 to 1932. Dr. Greer was one of the earliest collectors of northwestern North Carolina folk songs, with texts primarily acquired from the counties of Ashe, Wilkes, and his native Watauga.

A special thanks to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area!