|Avery County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Altamont, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Cranberry, Crossnore, Elk Park, Grandfather, Linville, Newland (County Seat), Roaring Creek, Seven Devils, Sugar Mountain
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Avery County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 17,167. Its county seat is Newland.
The county was formed in 1911. It was named for Waightstill Avery, a colonel in the American Revolutionary War and the first Attorney General of North Carolina (1777-1779).