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Avery Museum


AVERY COUNTY'S NUMBER ONE HISTORICAL ATTRACTION

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Avery Museum


AVERY COUNTY'S NUMBER ONE HISTORICAL ATTRACTION

 

Make the avery museum your Next destination

The Avery County museum building was built in 1912 and served as the jail from 1913 until 1970. it became a museum in 1976 and still continues to tell our county's story. The Avery Museum features many exhibits covering the past of Avery County, North Carolina, and also features the newly opened Linville Depot, which is the only depot remaining from the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad. 

 
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History


Where it all started

History


Where it all started

 

North Carolina's newest county

 

Avery County has the distinction of being the 100th and last county to be formed in the state of North Carolina. It was named for Colonel Waightstill Avery of Burke County, North Carolina.

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Railroad


Caboose included

Railroad


Caboose included

The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad

The Avery Museum has the distinction of exhibiting the only remaining depot and caboose of the ET&WNC (East TENNESSEE and Western North Carolina) railroad. The depot is fully restored with both the passenger waiting area and the freight loading area complete. The caboose has only recently arrived and has yet to be restored.