“Eastern America’s Highest County!”

The ten member departments of Avery County Firefighters’ Association provide fire and first response medical service to a population of almost 18,000 full time residents and a larger number of vacationing homeowners and guests.

Avery County is located in the Northwest corner of North Carolina in the Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Elevations approach 6000 feet. Our county is known as the shrubbery capital of North Carolina producing millions of Frasier Fir Christmas trees. We are also known as the Ski Capital of the South. Area resorts have some of the finest golf courses in our state.