Avery County, North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
Avery County Courthouse in Newland.jpg
Avery County Courthouse
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1911
Named forWaightstill Avery
SeatNewland
Largest townBanner Elk
Area
 • Total247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Land247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.06%
Population
 • (2010)17,797
 • Density190/sq mi (72/km2)
Congressional district5th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.averycountync.gov

Avery County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 17,167 people lived there. Its county seat is Newland. It is known for growing Fraser Fir Christmas trees. Avery County is part of the High Council of Governments.

History[change | change source]

The county was made in 1911 from parts of Caldwell County, Mitchell County, and Watauga County. Avery County was the last county made in North Carolina.

Bordering counties[change | change source]

These counties border, or connect to, Avery County:

Cities and towns[change | change source]

These cities and towns are in Avery County:

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