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Picturing The Past: Brevard Leaders Buried In Oak Grove Cemetery - Brevard, NC

 

August 7, 2017

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The England family plot is at the doorstep of the former Oak Grove Methodist Church.

The Oak Grove Cemetery on the Asheville Highway across from Blue Ridge Community College is the burial place of two men who played a major role in the formation of the Town of Brevard.

When Transylvania County was established in 1861 a supplemental act stated that the county seat would be named Brevard and located within five miles of W.P. Poor's store. Commissioners were to "purchase, or receive by donation, a tract of land of not less than fifty acres" between May 10 and June 10, 1861.

On June 8, 1861 L.S. Gash, B.C. Lankford, and Alexander England sold 50 acres for this purpose to t...



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