Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy

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Guide to Transylvania County North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Transylvania County, North Carolina
Map of North Carolina highlighting Transylvania County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Carolina
Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded 1861
County Seat Brevard
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County Courthouse

Transvylvania County Courthouse
12 E Main St P O box 417
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-3162

Register of Deeds has birth and death records from 1913
marriage and land records from 1861 and military records
Clerk Superior  Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1861--Transylvania County was created from Henderson and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Brevard [2]

Boundary Changes

From 1789-1820, there was a boundary dispute between North Carolina and Georgia for a county known as Walton County. It was located in what is now Transylvania County, North Carolina, and the dispute was serious enough that the two states  dispatched their militias in what was known as Walton's War. See copy of Map under below collections. Read more about Walton's War.

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.




  • Several NC state business directories are available online.  Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Transylvania County.  Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.



Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company A
:- 7th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company H




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries 

Transylvania Genealogical Society,

Transylvania Heritage Museum,

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Transylvania County, North Carolina. Page 513 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at