Transylvania County

Transylvania County, North Carolina

28 E Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: (828) 884-3100
Fax: (828) 884-3119

On the southwestern border of NC, southwest of Asheville; organized Feb 15, 1861 from Jacksonville and Henderson counties. Name Origin: From Latin trans plus sylva 'across the woods.' The name may also echo that of the province of Transylvania, now in Rumania, but more probably it is literary or promotional name.

Area (sq mi):: 380.56 (land 378.39; water 2.17) Population per square mile: 78.30
Population 2005: 29,626 State rank: 70 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 14.90% Population 2000: 29,334 (White 93.10%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 43.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,767; median household $38,587; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,234-$25,280
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wednesday, Barker's car was found wrecked along Highway 64 in Transylvania County. Although there was no sign of the suspect, investigators said they had no reason to believe Barker had left the area.
Brian Hughes was arrested and charged with driving while impaired in Transylvania County in 2017.
Transylvania County (Population: 33,200) is nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and is well-known for its majestic mountains and beautiful waterfalls (Hansen & Pledger, 2000).
Emerging on to a stretch of two-lane blacktop that curves gracefully to the horizon in both directions, we drove across one of its higher reaches through the romantically named Transylvania County, pausing to admire views over Looking Glass Rock, an outcrop called the Devil's Courthouse and endless green vistas of Appalachian loveliness.
Transylvania County has fallen on hard times since its two major factories shut down in 2002; two-thirds of the children in the public schools now qualify for free lunches.
This is the history of a school established to educate African Americans in Transylvania County, North Carolina, that benefited from a fund set up by Julius Rosenwald, a president of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
TLC's 12 new Library.Solution contracts have been signed with the following North Carolina libraries and library systems: Braswell Memorial Library, Madison County Library, Scotland County Library, Brown Library, Neuse Regional Library System, Transylvania County Library, Duplin County Library, Pettigrew Regional Library System, Union County Library, Louisburg College, Rutherford County/Isothermal Community College, and Avery-Mitchell Yancy Library.
These were written by the Robert Palmer who lives in Brevard, North Carolina, and teaches in the Transylvania County Schools.
Transylvania County in North Carolina is one of a growing number of rural areas taking a serious look at the school's role in shaping the workforce and at ways to keep kids in school through graduation.