Avery County, North Carolina

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Avery County
Avery County Courthouse
Avery County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Avery County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°05′N 81°55′W / 36.08°N 81.92°W / 36.08; -81.92
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forWaightstill Avery
Largest townBanner Elk
 • Total247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Land247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.06%
 • Total17,797
 • Density190/sq mi (72/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

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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