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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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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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Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 16, 2019 – High Country Press

Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 16, 2019  High Country Press

The following are recent obituary notices from Austin & Barnes and Hampton funeral homes in Boone and Reins-Sturdivant in Newland. David C. Barnes, Jr.




Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 9, 2019 – High Country Press

Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 9, 2019  High Country Press

The following are recent obituary notices from Austin & Barnes and Hampton funeral homes in Boone and Reins-Sturdivant in Newland. Mr. Jim Wilson (May 28 …




Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 2, 2019 – High Country Press

Watauga, Avery Obituaries – April 2, 2019  High Country Press

The following are recent obituary notices from Austin & Barnes and Hampton funeral homes in Boone and Reins-Sturdivant in Newland. Kyle E. Hartman




Avery Commissioners Approve New EMS Fee Standards and Receive Annual WAMY Report – High Country Press

Avery Commissioners Approve New EMS Fee Standards and Receive Annual WAMY Report  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. New fee standards for Avery Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the annual WAMY report were the key topics during the regular monthly …




Panel Discussion at Lees-McRae College on March 20 Addresses Opioid Misuse in Avery County – High Country Press

Panel Discussion at Lees-McRae College on March 20 Addresses Opioid Misuse in Avery County  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. Opioid misuse has reached not only alarming, but horrifying levels across many parts of the United States, including in Avery County. Opioids …




Work Continues on Mountain Electric Cooperative’s Sugar Mountain Transmission Line – High Country Press

Work Continues on Mountain Electric Cooperative’s Sugar Mountain Transmission Line  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. It’s much on schedule. That describes the progress of a new transmission line that is being constructed to connect the electrical substations …


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