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Newland NC


Newland North Carolina
“Old Fields of Toe”


Town of Newland North Carolina

Situated in Avery County, North Carolina, Newland boasts a variety of activities for all to enjoy. This quiet small town is located just fifteen minutes from Banner Elk and thirty minutes from Boone, NC. Newland is the perfect place for your Christmas tree hunting expedition! It is known for its many Christmas Tree farms that surround the little town. The town has many great locally owned and operated restaurants such as Carolina Barbeque and Sandee’s where you can grab a little bite of southern charm. In the summer months you can catch a local softball game or live music every Friday night at the Newland Riverwalk Summer Concert Series!

History of Newland, NC

The original name of the town was “Old Fields of Toe” due to its location in a broad flat valley and the headwaters of the Toe River reach the town. The Toe River is short for “Estatoe”. Estatoe was an Indian chief’s daughter who tragically drowned herself in the river in a fit of despair and desperation after being told she could not marry a brave from another tribe. Newland was a big assembly place for Civil War troops. Newland was incorporated as the county seat of the newly formed Avery County in 1913. The town of Newland, at 3,589 feet in elevation, is the highest county seat in eastern America.

Highlights of Newland North Carolina

  • Toe River
  • Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Traditions
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
  • Linville Falls
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Elk River Falls

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