Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. The community -- at times known as Clay or Porcelain -- was founded in 1883 and designed by Samuel T. Kelsey of Kansas.
Linville has three country clubs in the area: Linville Golf Course, Grandfather Golf and Country Club, and Linville Ridge; all open late Spring to early Fall. The Eseeola Lodge is also a popular destination for lodging during the Summer months. In the Winter, nearby Ski Sugar, Ski Beech and Ski Hawknest are popular skiing and snow tubing destinations. Other popular attractions are just a short driving distance from Linville: