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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

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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
828-884-3151
* 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

Townships:

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

Census

1900 Transylvania County Federal Census Images

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Transylvania County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Transylvania County, NC Query Forum

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News related to Transylvania County, NC

“”transylvania county” nc” – Google News

Rain subsides, but flooding threat remains in Henderson, Transylvania counties – WLOS

Rain subsides, but flooding threat remains in Henderson, Transylvania counties  WLOS

The heavy rains subsided Monday, but the lingering threat of flooding is still a concern for folks in Transylvania and Henderson counties. Folks along the French …




Two rescued at Rainbow Falls in NC, including female found clinging to rock in river – Charlotte Observer

Two rescued at Rainbow Falls in NC, including female found clinging to rock in river  Charlotte Observer

A female “holding onto a rock in the middle of the river” is among two people who were rescued Tuesday from the waters around Rainbow Falls in Transylvania …




5400 in Transylvania, Jackson to be affected by planned outage Saturday night – WLOS

5400 in Transylvania, Jackson to be affected by planned outage Saturday night  WLOS

A Haywood Electric Membership Corporation planned power outage will affect large portions of Transylvania County on Saturday and into Sunday. From 10:00 …




Cooper Visits BHS – The Transylvania Times

Cooper Visits BHS  The Transylvania Times

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper paid a visit to Brevard High School Thursday, meeting with students and faculty as part of a day-long tour across western North.




Woman found clinging to rock in river after incident at Rainbow Falls rescued, along with male on other side of river – FOX Carolina

Woman found clinging to rock in river after incident at Rainbow Falls rescued, along with male on other side of river  FOX Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation said two people were rescued after an incident in the Rainbow Falls area on Tuesday.




Embattled Republican NC House member Henson says won’t run again – Asheville Citizen-Times

Embattled Republican NC House member Henson says won’t run again  Asheville Citizen-Times

Republican Rep. Cody Henson of Transylvania County has faced calls for his resignation. He now says he won’t run again.


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