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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

“avery county” nc – Google News

Human remains found in Avery County believed to belong to missing man – WBTV


WBTV
Human remains found in Avery County believed to belong to missing man
WBTV
Human remains found in Avery County Tuesday are believed to belong to a missing man, the Avery County sheriff said Wednesday morning. The sheriff said the remains were discovered near Harper's Creek and may belong to 47-year-old George …

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Human remains found in Harper’s Creek – Avery Journal Times


Avery Journal Times
Human remains found in Harper's Creek
Avery Journal Times
HARPER'S CREEK — On April 15, the Avery County Sheriff's Office was notified about a fire involving a cabin in the Harper's Creek area of Avery County. The fire scene soon escalated into a missing person as the last person known to be at the cabin

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Man accused of firing deputy’s stolen gun with child in car – WSOC Charlotte


Hickory Daily Record
Man accused of firing deputy's stolen gun with child in car
WSOC Charlotte
ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities arrested a man they said used an Avery County deputy's stolen gun to fire shots into the air while passing a pair of motorcycles Wednesday night in Alexander County. Around 8 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call …
Sheriff: Man fires shots from deputy's stolen gun at motorcyclistsWCNC
Stolen deputy's firearm recovered by Alexander County's Sheriff's OfficeHickory Daily Record

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KENTUCKY STATE POLICE ARREST MAN TRYING TO ENGAGE MINORS – WCLU


Clarksville Now
KENTUCKY STATE POLICE ARREST MAN TRYING TO ENGAGE MINORS
WCLU
The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after being contacted by investigators with the Avery County Sheriff Department in North Carolina. Investigators with the Avery County Sheriff Department and North Carolina State Bureau of …
Gracey Man Charged with Sex OffensesSurfKY News (registration) (blog)

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NC Department of Health and Human Services Grants Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital $6.5 Million For … – High Country Press


High Country Press
NC Department of Health and Human Services Grants Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital $6.5 Million For …
High Country Press
Additionally, in 2014 the US Health Resources and Services Administration reported that, “30 counties in North Carolina were designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.” Avery County (where Cannon Hospital operates), was among those …




By West Kentucky Star Staff – West Kentucky Star


West Kentucky Star
By West Kentucky Star Staff
West Kentucky Star
Detectives said they began the investigation after being contacted by investigators with the Avery County Sheriff's Department in North Carolina and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, who had two separate investigations dealing with

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