Our People, Our Past


In recent columns we’ve featured excerpts from the manuscript for the Transylvania Genealogy Group’s soon to be released book, “The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, Volume III.” Several excerpts have been featured from the largest single work within the collection — the railroads of Transylvania.

Transylvania tannery operations were one of several railroad dependent industries which flourished in the early 1900s.

While researching the history of railroading in the county, railroad expert Tom Fetters discovered that Brevard’s tannery operation was not called ...

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