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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Avery County from the Forum:

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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Injured hiker airlifted from Avery County woods – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Injured hiker airlifted from Avery County woods
Asheville Citizen-Times
AVERY COUNTY – A man who injured his hip while hiking was rescued from the woods on Wednesday night. The North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted the 70-year-old man from an area near Hunt Fish Falls in Avery …
NC HART Crew Aids in Rescue of Injured Hiker Near Hunt Fish Falls in Avery CountyHigh Country Press

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Waterfront Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Eagles Nest Marketplace in Banner Elk With Ribbon Cutting – High Country Press


High Country Press
Waterfront Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Eagles Nest Marketplace in Banner Elk With Ribbon Cutting
High Country Press
N.C. Rep. Josh Dobson, who grew up in Avery County, thanked the Waterfront Group for the investments it has made in the region. He noted this development has created jobs and attracted visitors to the area. “What we have here with the Waterfront Group …




Power Outages Result From Severe Weather in North Carolina – U.S. News & World Report

Power Outages Result From Severe Weather in North Carolina
U.S. News & World Report
Officials with Avery County Schools dismissed classes at 2:30 p.m., or 90 minutes early, because of the threat of heavy rains and the potential for flooding. The National Weather Service issued flood and flash flood warnings for portions of western

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Blackhawk helicopter rescues injured hiker in Avery County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Blackhawk helicopter rescues injured hiker in Avery County
Asheville Citizen-Times
Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Buchanan made the executive decision to call in help from the state to rescue a fallen hiker in the deep woods near Hunt Fish Falls on Wednesday night. The North Carolina Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team, known as NC HART, airlifted …

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Marion man nabbed in Avery County drug bust – McDowell News

Marion man nabbed in Avery County drug bust
McDowell News
The Avery County Sheriff's Office is in the process of Operation Rattlesnake, an undercover drug operation which has taken place over the last eight months aiming to “get those spreading poison out from hiding and brought to the light of justice
Avery County "Operation Rattlesnake" Results In Numerous ArrestsGo Blue Ridge

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‘Operation Rattlesnake’ results in 29 warrants, 70 charges – Avery Journal Times


Avery Journal Times
'Operation Rattlesnake' results in 29 warrants, 70 charges
Avery Journal Times
AVERY COUNTY — When it comes to clever code names for undercover operations, the monikers are sometimes hit-and-miss. In the case of the Avery County Sheriff Office's “Operation Rattlesnake,” however, the code name speaks volumes. So named by …


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