Transylvania County

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Transylvania County is named for the Latin words “trans” meaning “across” and “sylva” meaning “woods”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County and  Haywood County

E – Henderson County

S – Greenville County, South Carolina, Pickens County, South Carolina and Oconee County, South Carolina

W – Jackson County


Created:  1861                                        Map of North Carolina highlighting Transylvania County

County Seat: 

Brevard  1861 – present


County Courthouse – Brevard 


Location:  12 East Main Street / North Broad Street

Built:  1879 – 1881

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:  Thomas Davis

Contractor:  Thomas Davis


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a square brick tower at the center with recessed doorway and vertical narrow window on the second story and with mansard roof at top with clock. There are no windows on the first story and a vertical narrow window on each side of the central tower. In 1921, an addition was constructed by T E Davis. the building was renovated in 1983. On the east side is the one story Administration Building which is connected to the courthouse.


History:  The first courthouse was a wood structure erected in Brevard in 1866. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1879 to 1881.




County Courthouse – Brevard



















Photos taken 2008