Avery County, North Carolina

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Avery County, North Carolina
Avery County Courthouse in Newland.jpg
Avery County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Avery County
Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911
Named for Waightstill Avery
Seat Newland
Largest town Banner Elk
 • Total 247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Land 247 sq mi (640 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.06%
 • (2010) 17,797
 • Density 190/sq mi (72/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.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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