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"North Carolina Secession Ordinance 1861" (The request to dissolve the union between the State of North Carolina and the other States united with
her.) Go to Research, Research Kits, Military and click American Civil War then select title.
Transylvania material" (on the US
GenWeb Archives site for Transylvania County.) Go to Resources, Online Resources and scroll to the bottom of the
page for the link.
Transylvania County was formed in
1861 from Henderson and Jackson Counties, but it had a long history before that date. It
was settled in the late 1700's as part of SC, became Walton County, GA in 1803, and was
finally fought over and won by NC in 1811.
Transylvania (which means "across the woods") is known as the "Land of the
Waterfalls" because of the 250 waterfalls in the county. Rivers and
streams, mountains and woods all played a part in the settlement and development of the
Transylvania County, NC History
I hope you enjoy your visit to our website. I am an
experienced genealogist, doing research for over forty years. As soon as internet genealogy
was available, I was using this new tool to share information. With an Associates degree in
Business from Blue Ridge Community College, my career involved various marketing positions. Now
retired, I am using my marketing experience to promote the Transylvania Heritage Museum as well as the Transylvania Genealogical Society. I also enjoy traveling with my husband,
spoiling my grandchildren, and continuing my research. My families include: Bracken, Dunn,
Galloway, Garren, Hall, Henderson, McCall, Owen, Wilson, and Wood.
Linda O. Anders - County