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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

NCCTA celebrates 60 years in Avery | News – Avery Journal Times

NCCTA celebrates 60 years in Avery | News  Avery Journal Times

Robert O’Neal with N.C. Department of Labor performing a chainsaw safety demonstration while using Avery County Cooperative Extension Director Jerry …




Hungry woman in stolen car calls sheriff when she runs out of gas, NC police say – Charlotte Observer

Hungry woman in stolen car calls sheriff when she runs out of gas, NC police say  Charlotte Observer

Authorities in North Carolina arrested two people over the weekend after they called the sheriff’s department asking for help with gas and food. When deputies …




Summer’s over for school kids in Avery County – WBTV

Summer’s over for school kids in Avery County  WBTV

NEWLAND, N.C. (WBTV) – It’s time to set those morning alarms in Avery County. The public school system’s first day of class is Wednesday. It comes about two …




BOE hosts pair of photo ID seminars | News – Avery Journal Times

BOE hosts pair of photo ID seminars | News  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — A pair of voter ID seminars mandated by the state were held at the Avery County Senior Center and The Dive-In Pool Complex on Aug. 19.




Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair Celebrating 27 Years; Runs Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 – High Country Press

Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair Celebrating 27 Years; Runs Sept. 4 to Sept. 7  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. For 27 years, the Avery County Agricultural and Horticultural Fair has been a mainstay among the North Carolina High Country’s most popular …




Smooth opening to early start for Avery County Schools – WBTV

Smooth opening to early start for Avery County Schools  WBTV

The big change this year is the start date for the Avery County Schools, which came about two weeks earlier than in recent years.


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