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Avery County, North Carolina

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The county is the newest of North Carolina's 100 counties. It 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). It is often noted for the large amount of Christmas trees that the county produces.

Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Grandfather Mountain State Park are located within the county.

Adjacent Counties

Towns, Townships, Villages & Communities

  • Altamont
  • Banner Elk
  • Beech Mountain
  • Carey's Flat
  • Cranberry
  • Crossnore
  • Elk Park
  • Frank
  • Gragg
  • Grandfather
  • Heaton
  • Hughes
  • Ingalls
  • Linville
  • Linville Falls
  • Minneapolis
  • Montezuma
  • Newland (County Seat)
  • Newland #1
  • Newland #2
  • Pineola
  • Plumtree
  • Pyatte
  • Roaring Creek
  • Seven Devils
  • Sugar Mountain
  • Three Mile
  • Vale



National Register of Historic Places

Blue Ridge Parkway (part)

Pisgah National Forest (part)

NC GenWeb

Genealogy Trails


NC Estate Files