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Avery County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Avery County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911
Seat Newland
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

247 sq mi (640 km²)

0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.08%
 - (2000)
 - Density

70/sq mi (27/km²)

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.


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

These counties border, or connect to, Avery County:

Cities and towns

These cities and towns are in Avery County:

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