Avery County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Avery County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2020, 17,806 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Newland. It is known for growing Fraser Fir Christmas trees. Avery County is part of the High Council of Governments.

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°04′20″N 81°55′13″W / 36.07209°N 81.920285°W / 36.07209; -81.920285
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forWaightstill Avery
Largest communityBanner Elk
 • Total247.51 sq mi (641.0 km2)
 • Land247.34 sq mi (640.6 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.06%
 • Total17,806
 • Density72.04/sq mi (27.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

History change

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

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Cities and towns change

These cities and towns are in Avery County:

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Avery County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 17, 2024.

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