Avery County Historical Museum

1829 Shultz Circle
Newland, NC 28657


Welcome to the official web site of the Avery County Historical Museum. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and display all vital information, photographs and artifacts about people events, and places that make up the history of Avery County and the surrounding areas of the Toe River Valley. Also to provide this information to those seeking to learn more about our rich history, or their own local ancestral roots.

The Avery County Historical Museum is housed in the old Avery County Jail, built in 1912 and set aside as a museum by the County Commissioners in 1976.

You are invited to visit the Museum not only to see the historical items on display but also to visit the new research room. There are hundreds of books and papers to aid in research of family genealogies, places and subjects in Avery County & surrounding counties.

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