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Avery County was formed in 1911 from parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County. It was named for Waightstill Avery, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War and the first Attorney General of North Carolina (1777-1779). Source Wikipedia

Avery County was the last of North Carolina’s 100 counties to be formed. The county seat is Newland, named for then Lt. Gov. of the State of North Carolina. One of the major products of Avery County is Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. The Community of Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated community east of the Mississippi River. Grassy Ridge Bald is the highest point in the county, most of Grandfather Mountain is located within Avery County’s borders. Newland is the highest elevation county seat in the Eastern united States.

Avery County NCGenweb site

Toe Valley Genealogical Society
491 Beaver Creek Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(covers Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties)

Avery County Historical Society
P.O. Box 266
Newland, NC 28657

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Avery County Courthouse
PO Box 640
County Courthouse
Newland, NC 28657

Avery County Historical Museum

Census

1920 Federal Census Images – directory opens to listing of images by page number

1920 Federal Census Image Index – Listing of which image files belong to which township for the image directory above.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Avery County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Avery County, NC Query Forum

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North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Avery County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

don greene on “Robert Ditney Greene”

My great grandfather Robert ditney greene died in either cranberry or montazuma.Trying to find a record of his death as well as a buriel site. His death is between 1880 census and 1900 census.
Any assistance would be appreciated.




w.jens@verizon.net on “Wiseman Family”

I’m searching for information on the Wiseman Family. William Wiseman was born August 5. 1757 in Ingalls, Avery County, NC. He married a Sophia White Simmons and they had three sons, Oliver Davenport, James and Albert all of whom served in the War of 1812. They moved to Maries County, Missouri after the War. They were accompanied on their trip west by the four Copeland Brothers, Solomon, John, Joseph and William Marcus. The Copelands came from around Chatham County, NC. I am particularly interested in Oliver Davenport Wiseman who married a lady named Federski. Don’t know her first name or any thing about her. Does this make any connection with anyone???

Thanks,

Bill Jens


Avery County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Avery County:

Altamont
Balm
Banner Elk
Beech Bottom
Beech Mountain
Carpenter Bottom
Chestnut Dale
Cranberry
Cranberry Gap
Crossnore
Darkridge
Elk Park
Elk Valley
Flat Springs
Foscoe
Frank
Grandfather
Heaton
Hughes
Ingalls
Kellersville
Linville
Matney
Minneapolis
Montezuma
Newland (County Seat)
Norwood Hollow
Pineola
Plumtree
Pyatte
Roaring Creek
Rominger
Senia
Seven Devils
Spear
Stamey Branch
Three Mile
Valley
Whaley
White Rock

News related to Avery County, NC

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Fire consumes home in Avery County, NC – WJHL


WJHL
Fire consumes home in Avery County, NC
WJHL
NEWLAND, NC (WJHL) – Fire officials in Newland, North Carolina are on the scene of a massive house fire this morning. Avery County EMA Director David Vance says crews first responded to the call around 5:30 am. He tells us the home is located at the …
Woman dies in Avery County house fire early ThursdayCharlotte Observer
49-year-old woman found dead in Avery County house fireWBTV
Sheriff: Firefighters risked their lives to try, save woman from burning homeWSOC Charlotte
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Burke County Genealogical Society and library partner for local history fair – Morganton News Herald


Morganton News Herald
Burke County Genealogical Society and library partner for local history fair
Morganton News Herald
Johnston will show visitors how the NC Room is dedicated to preserving local history and facilitating historic research. During the fair, she will demonstrate how to research old land grants online through a program called “DeedMapper,” an important




Habitat #46: Nonprofit partners with ACS to make a home – Avery Journal Times


Avery Journal Times
Habitat #46: Nonprofit partners with ACS to make a home
Avery Journal Times
Aug. 11 marked a special day for Avery County Habitat for Humanity, as the organization broke ground on its 46th home in Avery County, which will also be the nonprofit's Avery County Schools build. Pictured, front row, left to right are N.C. Sen

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Hampton, Trinity Academy set to kick off season – Johnson City Press (subscription)


Johnson City Press (subscription)
Hampton, Trinity Academy set to kick off season
Johnson City Press (subscription)
Hampton and Trinity Academy aren't familiar foes, but opening night is something in common for all football fans. The Bulldogs travel to meet the Knights with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The contest will be played at Lynn Garden Stadium in Kingsport.




NC deputy to receive Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from President Trump – WBTV


WBTV
NC deputy to receive Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor from President Trump
WBTV
A deputy from North Carolina has been named a recipient of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump. Lieutenant William Buchanan, a deputy from the Avery County Sheriff's Office, was on the list of twelve recipients of this …
POTUS awards local officer the Medal of Valor for public safetyWCNC

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WNC football capsules: Week 1 – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC football capsules: Week 1
Asheville Citizen-Times
Summary: Two of the top area teams will meet to open the 2017 Western North Carolina football season. Murphy is coming off a 1A …. Impact Players: Avery County – RB/DB Steven Sanchez; LB Josh McClellan; QB Van McCollum. Summary: Avery County …

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