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Transylvania County Genealogy

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Transylvania County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 29,334. Its county seat is Brevard.

The county was formed in 1861 from parts of Henderson County and Jackson County. Its name is derived from the Transylvania Company and has Latin origins: trans (“across”) and silva or sylva (“woods”).

Source: Wikipedia.

Transylvania County Genealogy Resources

Transylvania County NCGenweb

Transylvania County NCGenWeb Archives

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802

Transylvania County Genealogical Society
189 West Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
(two driveways past the Brevard Post Office in a white two story farm house on left)
Transylvania Genealogical Society (Mailing Address)
P.O. Box 2347
Brevard, NC 28712
Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Additional hours to be announced
and by appointment


Transylvania County Government

Transylvania County Government – Official Website
Register of Deeds
7 E Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712

Transylvania County Public Library
212 South Gaston Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
* Monday (9:30-8:00)
* Tuesday (9:30-5:30)
* Wednesday (9:30-5:30)
* Thursday (9:30-8:00)
* Friday (9:30-5:30)
* Saturday (9:30-5:30)
* Sunday Closed

Effective July 1, 2009 the Rowell Bosse Local History Room is closed from 12-1 each weekday and all day on Saturday. Call the Local History Room at 884-3151, ext. 242 for more information.

Cities and Towns

* Balsam Grove
* Brevard
* Pisgah Forest
* Rosman


Catheys Creek
Dunns Rock
Cedar Mountain
Lake Toxaway
Balsam Grove
Pisgah Forest
Little River


1900 Transylvania County Federal Census Images


USGS listing of cemeteries in Transylvania County

Cemetery Transcriptions

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