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Transylvania County, North Carolina
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Map of North Carolina highlighting Transylvania County
Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
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Founded 1861
County Seat Brevard
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1861--Transylvania County was created from Henderson and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Brevard [1]

Boundary Changes

From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states  dispatched their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections. Read more about Walton's War.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Directories

  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Transylvania County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
  • North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979 - via FamilySearch; images included
  • Transylvania County marriages - are included in Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register & State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searcheable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Transylvania Genealogical Society, www.transylvaniagenealogy.com

Transylvania Heritage Museum, www.transylvaniaheritage.net

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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