History for Avery County

Commissioners were named in the act establishing Avery County who were to select two or more sites for the county seat after which the county would vote on the sites. Newland is the county seat.1

Avery County was named in honor of Colonel Waightstill Avery, a soldier of the Revolution and Attorney General of North Carolina.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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The North Carolina quarter was printed in 2001 by the U.S. Mint and features the Wright Brother's famous first flight at Kitty Hawk.

The quarter features the date North Carolina signed the constitution, 1789. However, the States slogan is listed as "First Flight", while it is really "First in Flight".

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