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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

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Power restored to Avery County after dangerous cold snap – WCNC


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Power restored to Avery County after dangerous cold snap
WCNC
Power restored to Avery County after dangerous cold snap. Thousands of people in Avery County are without power as dangerously cold temperatures tighten their grip on the Carolinas. Author: WCNC. Published: 12:06 PM EST January 5, 2018. AVERY COUNTY, N

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Conversation with Avery County Manager Phillip Barrier, Jr. – High Country Press


High Country Press
Conversation with Avery County Manager Phillip Barrier, Jr.
High Country Press
It's located on Old Hanging Rock Road, near Toe River, in the Ingalls Community of Avery County. My parents are Phil and Mitzi Greene Barrier. I have a sister, Diane (Pyatte), and a brother, Charlie Bob. I attended Riverside Elementary School in Spear




What Avery Schools’ Missed Snow Days Means and Superintendent Search Updates – High Country Press

What Avery Schools' Missed Snow Days Means and Superintendent Search Updates
High Country Press
But Miller said that the Avery County Board of Education is considering extending school two extra days for the 2017-18 academic year, which means it would end on June 8. However, the actual date the school year ends will be determined by the weather

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How much snow did WNC towns get? – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
How much snow did WNC towns get?
Asheville Citizen-Times
We've got snowfall totals from the National Weather Service for the Jan. 16-17 snow that fell in Western North Carolina: Format = city/inches/time measured on Wednesday. Avery County. Beech Mountain 3.0 730 AM. WSW Jonas Ridge 1.5 800 AM. N Ingalls 1.2




The Williams YMCA of Avery County is a High Country Sports and Fitness Activities Jewel – High Country Press


High Country Press
The Williams YMCA of Avery County is a High Country Sports and Fitness Activities Jewel
High Country Press
The Williams YMCA of Avery County also serves people from surrounding areas and regions across North Carolina, East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Williams YMCA Wellness Program Director Bonnie Clark noted that as many as “one hundred or more


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