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Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 698 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Avery County.HistoryBefore its founding, the area was known as Old Fields or Old Fields of Toe. In 1911 it was renamed Newland, after North Carolina Lieutenant Governor William C. Newland, and simultaneously became the county seat for Avery County.The Avery County Courthouse and Avery County Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyNewland is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7sqmi, all land.At an elevation of 3621ft, it is the highest county seat in the Eastern United States .The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad passed through the town until 1940.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 704 people, 334 households, and 207 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,044.4 people per square mile (405.7/km²). There were 363 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile (209.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.01% White, 0.99% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.Plan how to spend your time in Newland and other destinations in United States using our United States trip planner.
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