History Files contain a variety of items, including newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and various documents arranged by subject. The depth of material varies a great deal.
MJM History Files contain a variety of items, including newspaper and magazine articles, brochures, and various documents collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings. The files are arranged by subject. The depth of material varies a great deal.
Local Family Files contain a variety of items, including newspaper clippings, photographs, family histories, documents and genealogies. The depth of material varies a great deal-some families have a large number of items, while others have only one or two.
MJM Family Boxes contain family histories, documents and genealogies collected by local historian Mary Jane McCrary while researching her book, Transylvania Beginnings. The depth of material varies a great deal-some families have a large number of items, while others have only one or two.
The Obituary Index for the Transylvania Times (1983-February 2020) includes obituaries published beginning in 1982 and is arranged alphabetically by surname. It also includes the following information, to the extent known:
- dates of death
- dates obituaries were published
- ages at death
- places of burial
- maiden names and any previous married names
For information on obituaries or death notices prior to 1983, email us or call 828-884-3151 ext. 1820 for staff assistance.
Explore the Obituary Index: A, B, C, D-F, G, H, I-K, L, M, N-O, P, Q-R, S, T-V, W-Z.
This collection contains a variety of maps including topography, road & street and historical reproduction covering Western North Carolina and beyond to a lesser extend. Local maps include forest lands, flood plains, industry plans & drawings, subdivisions and individual property surveys (including some hand-drawn). These vary a great deal, please contact the Local History Room Staff for additional information.
Local Map Indexes
Subdivision Maps by Townships
Transylvania County Maps
DuPont & Ecusta Plans and Drawings
NC State & Regional Maps
NC Federal Lands Maps
Historic Reproduction Maps
Bound Volumes of Maps
Transportation & Flood Maps
Folded Maps inc. Transportation & Hiking
Newspaper microfilm includes Sylvan Valley News, Brevard News, Transylvania Times, and Polk County News.
Local Records on microfilm include Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions minutes for Transylvania, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Rutherford counties; Transylvania County land, estate, deed, guardian, marriage and election records; City of Brevard Board of Alderman or City Council minutes and code ordinances; Transylvania County Board of Education Minutes; and Church Records from Cathey’s Creek Baptist Church, Cherryfield Baptist Church, East Fork Baptist Church and Oak Grove Baptist Church.