Transylvania County History
Historic Toxaway – The Historic Toxaway Foundation’s mission is to promote the rich history of the greater Toxaway community; to educate the public about the community’s heritage; and to provide a vision and guidance in revitalizing and beautifying public access areas in the Toxaway community.
Picturing the Past Blog – “Picturing the Past” is a weekly article featuring photographs and stories about the people and places of Transylvania County. It is published each Monday in the Transylvania Times and also appears on the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room blog.
Transylvania County GenWeb – Part of the USGenWeb project which strives to provide genealogical data and research for all counties in the U.S.
Transylvania County Historic Preservation – Provides information on Transylvania County’s Locally Designated Landmarks, the Main Street National Historic District, and the East Main Street National Historic District.
Transylvania County Historical Society – Formed in 1987 to save the Allison-Deaver House, the oldest standing frame house in Western North Carolina, from destruction. The Historical Society currently maintains the Allison-Deaver House and the McGaha Chapel.
Transylvania County on DigitalNC – Nearly 1500 images of downtown Brevard, Transylvania schools, and the logging/lumber industry; image and documents from 492 properties included in the 1990/91 architectural survey of the county; Sylvan Valley News (1900-1916), Brevard News (1917-1932), Transylvania Times (Jan-Aug 1933), Ecusta Echo (1940-1954) and DuPont Fotofax (1968-1988); Brevard High yearbooks (1944-1966), Rosman High yearbooks (1948-1966), 16 Little River Community Club scrapbooks.
Transylvania Heritage Museum – Explores, promotes, preserves, and nurtures the historical heritage of Transylvania County and its families through exhibits, educational programs, collections of artifacts, and heritage/cultural activities.
WNC Military History Museum – Focuses on artifacts and veteran’s stories from WWI to the present.
North Carolina History
DigitalNC – The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online. The collection includes photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, city directories, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials.
Documenting the American South Collection – A digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes multiple thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
North Carolina Digital Collections – Contains over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and more. There are 49 individual collections covering a broad range of topics and time periods in North Carolina’s history.
North Carolina Government & Heritage Library – Provides access to government publications and genealogy resources, including family histories, census records, county histories, genealogical journals, NC newspapers, and more.
North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster Cumulative Index – This index guides users to entries for all men who served in NC Civil War units and are listed in the 22-volume series. Requires the use of Microsoft Silverlight on the Internet Explorer browser.
State Archives of North Carolina – Provides public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.