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Transylvania County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1861 from Henderson County and Jackson County. This county was named for the Latin words, trans meaning across and sylva meaning woods. Learn More About State of North Carolina History.
Transylvania County is bordered by Henderson County (east), Greenville County, South Carolina (southeast), Pickens County, South Carolina (south), Oconee County, South Carolina (southwest), Jackson County (west), Haywood County (northwest).
Transylvania County Cities and Towns include Balsam Grove, Brevard, Pisgah Forest, Rosman. A Map of Transylvania County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Transylvania County Townships include Boyd, Brevard, Catheys Creek, Dunns Rock, Eastatoe, Gloucester, Hogback, Rosman ,and Little River View a Map of Transylvania County Townships.
Transylvania County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Transylvania County, NC Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Transylvania county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Also see the Transylvania County Records in the North Carolina State Archives.
- Transylvania County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from 1913, Marriage Records from 1861, Death Records from 1913 and Land Records from 1861. The Register of Deeds holds land and vital records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Land records may include deeds, grants, plats, and other miscellaneous items. houses most birth and death records and marriage licenses.
- Transylvania County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1861, Court Records from 1861 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. The County Clerk of Court holds probate records and court records if they have not been transferred to the state archives in Raleigh. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records. Court records may include apprentice bonds, bastardy bonds, and officials' or constables' bonds in addition to dockets, fee and account books, and court minutes and orders. They also have Divorce Records.
- Transylvania County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Transylvania Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Transylvania County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: None
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Transylvania County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Transylvania County, North Carolina Resources
- Transylvania Genealogical Society
- Transylvania County Historical Society
- Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
- Transylvania County, North Carolina Message Boards
- Transylvania County, North Carolina Genealogy Forum read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Transylvania County