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Avery County NC
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Avery County NC is located in the northwest mountains of North Carolina in a region known as the "High Country." Avery County North Carolina encompasses several small communities of less than 1,000 year-round residents, and is one of the most desirable tourist destinations and second-home colonies in the southeastern United States.
Avery County, North Carolina is home to famous mountain peaks like Grandfather Mountain, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain. It has the highest county seat in Eastern America (Newland, elevation 3,621 ft.), the highest incorporated town in Eastern America (Beech Mountain, elevation. 5,506 ft.), and is known as the "Christmas tree capital of the world."
Avery County NC was named after Colonel Waightstill Avery of Morganton, NC. Colonel Avery served in the Revolutionary War from 1779 until 1781. He became the first Attorney General of North Carolina after the Declaration of Independence was signed. The town of Newland NC, at 3,589 feet in elevation, is the highest county seat in eastern America. It's original name was "Old Fields of Toe" because it is located in a broad flat valley and is at the headwaters of the Toe River.
Avery County NC, a natural wonderland, with a rugged terrain and a unique climate, straddles the eastern continental divide at 4,000 about feet above sea level. The Blue Ridge Parkway snakes through Avery County NC combining nature and the human achievement of the Linn Cove Viaduct.
Some might say summer is the time to be in the Avery County North Carolina mountains and we agree. But, when the summer splendor is gone, the rich colors of fall are followed by harvesting of Fraser firs and downhill skiing. Then the glory of spring is with us again. The folks of Avery County NC know this is the place to be anytime!
Avery County North Carolina is located in the northwest North Carolina High County. It contains 247 square miles or approximately 152,300 acres of land. It is bounded on the north by the state of Tennessee and Watauga County; on the east by Watauga, Caldwell and Burke counties; and one the west by Mitchell county and the state of Tennessee.
Temperatures in Avery County NC average ten degrees cooler than in cities like Asheville and Charlotte. The average high temperatures are in the seventies in the summer and in the thirties in the winter. The highest temperature ever recorded at the US Weather Service reporting station on Grandfather Mountain was 83 degrees in August, 1983, and the lowest was minus 32 degrees in January, 1985.
The average winter snowfall in Avery County NC is 58 inches. This combined with artificial snow made at the ski resorts keeps the slopes covered from mid-November through March. Average rainfall in Avery County NC is 57 inches. This combined with the snowfall keeps the land plush and mountain streams full.
Avery County NC is governed by a five member board of county commissioners which hold office for four years. A county manager is responsible for day to day county operations. Newland, the county seat, is governed by its town council. The five members of the council are elected for two year terms. The town's chief executive is an elected mayor. The mayor supervises the work of the different departments of the town's government. A town clerk, assisted by the mayor, is responsible for daily operations. Other townships in Avery County NC govern the same way.
Tourism is the leading industry in Avery County NC, generating $51 million in sales each year. The South's highest ski slopes, nine major golf resorts, and scenic Grandfather Mountain NC attract visitors year 'round to support a wonderful variety of outdoor activities, quality restaurants and lodging facilities.
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