Local History & Genealogy

The goal of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room is to collect and preserve materials pertaining to Transylvania County families, businesses, organizations, and history.

Library staff are available to answer questions of a limited nature by mail, email, or phone.  Researchers have access to dedicated computers, a copy machine, and a microfilm reader/printer.  To cite materials from the Local History Room, please use Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library.

Volunteers are an important part of the operation of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room. Those interested in helping preserve Transylvania County history are welcome to apply for volunteer positions.

Gifts to the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room are an important means of preserving our heritage and its treasures. The Transylvania County Library Foundation welcomes gift funds designated for use in the local history room.