Family's are made and ordained by God and tied together through adversity.
- Frank Vance -
|The early buildings of Avery County reflect the nature of life in the area. Cabins, barns and sheds were constructed of logs. Rock was plentiful and used for foundations and chimneys. After Avery County was formed in 1911, work began on the courthouse and the present day Avery County Historical Museum in 1912. The Avery County Courthouse is two-stories with a beautiful crowning cupola, and kept to the traditional Neoclassical Revival style of other North Carolina Courthouses.|