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 TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY
621 grants issued from 1862 to 1960

NCpedia article   Wikipedia article
County Seat: Brevard

History: Transylvania County was formed in 1861 from Henderson and Jackson counties. Its named derives from the Latin words "trans" (across) and "sylva" (woods). For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: Derived from the Latin words, trans meaning across and sylva meaning woods

State Archives Code: 093

Bordering Counties
Buncombe
Haywood
Henderson
Jackson
 2 Counties Over
Macon
Madison
McDowell
Polk
Rutherford
Swain
Yancey
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.115
Map of North Carolina highlighting Transylvania County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.