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Banner Elk, North Carolina is in Avery County. The first white settlers were Delilah Baird and John Holtsclaw, who came in 1825. The first permanent settlement there was established by Martin L. Banner in 1848. Eventually, the Banner family grew to 55 members, and the area they lived in became known as Banner’s Elk, which was shortened to Banner Elk when the settlement was incorporated as a town in 1911. The town is located between Cranberry, Beech Mountain, Seven Devils and Sugar Mountain.


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