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Heritage Museum Walking Tours"
Go to Resources and select Research Places and Services. Then select Transylvania Heritage Museum Walking
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accessing this site from a mobile device and the drop-down menus don't work with your
device, click on "Site Map" at the right end of the menu. This will allow access to any page
on the site.
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 county.
For a video about beautiful
Transylvania County, click here.
Photo courtesy of Steve Owen.
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 Owen Anders - County