Avery County

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Avery County is named for Waightstill Avery, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and an Attorney General of North Carolina.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Carter County, Tennessee and  Watauga County 

E – Watauga County and Caldwell County

S – Burke CountyMcDowell County and Mitchell County

W – Mitchell County and Carter County, Tennessee


Created:  February 23, 1911                   Map of North Carolina highlighting Avery County

County Seat: 

Newland  1911 – present


County Courthouse – Newland  


Location:  200 Montezuma Street / Park Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  Wheeler and Runge of Charlotte

Contractor:  R C Campbell


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Newland. The north front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment. The third story is recessed with a section above having three round windows and a curved roof. An addition was added on the east side. The courtroom is located on the second story.


See:  The courthouse is very similar in appearance to the old courthouses in Ashe County, Randolph CountyStokes County and Wilkes County.


See:  The architect,  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte, designed courthouses in Ashe CountyCaldwell CountyRandolph County, Stokes County and Wilkes County.


History:  The courthouse is the first and only courthouse erected in the county.




County Courthouse – Newland
















Photos taken 2012