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Avery County Genealogy

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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

“”avery county” nc” – Google News

Avery County Advocate, Business Woman and Trailblazer; Martha Guy Dies at 97 – High Country Press

Avery County Advocate, Business Woman and Trailblazer; Martha Guy Dies at 97  High Country Press



A Snow Day is Coming for Avery County, But Not Literally – Spectrum News

A Snow Day is Coming for Avery County, But Not Literally  Spectrum News



Fall colors stymied by weather but finally starting – WBTV

Fall colors stymied by weather but finally starting  WBTV



Friday’s NC, SC prep football scores, how the Sweet 16 fared, next week’s schedule – Charlotte Observer

Friday’s NC, SC prep football scores, how the Sweet 16 fared, next week’s schedule  Charlotte Observer



Mountain elderly face food insecurity – North Carolina Health News

Mountain elderly face food insecurity  North Carolina Health News



Avery County shakes off Highlanders in second half – Johnson City Press (subscription)

Avery County shakes off Highlanders in second half  Johnson City Press (subscription)

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