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Picturing The Past: Pennsylvania Businessmen Created Toxaway Co.


July 10, 2017

One of the larger document collections in the Rowell Bosse North Caro-lina Room at the Transylva-nia County Library consists of Toxaway Company land records.

In the late 1800s, northern investors saw opportunities to purchase land for mining, timber and development in western North Carolina. A group of prosperous Pennsylvania businessmen created the Toxaway Company to buy thousands of acres in the Sapphire Valley region of Transylvania and Jackson counties. The company title was granted on Jan. 4, 1896.

They quickly saw that the true value of the property was in creating luxurious moun...

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