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Picturing The Past: Brevard Incorporated 150 Years Ago, Brevard, NC


January 1, 2018

This year marks the 150th year of the city of Brevard. Although the site was selected, surveyed and laid out in 1861, the town, as it was then, was not incorporated until 1868.

When Transylvania County was established in 1861, a supplemental act was passed for the creation of the county seat. Rather than locating the courthouse at one of the existing communities, it stated that a new town would be established. The town was to be named Brevard and located within five miles of W.P. Poor's store.

James L. Siniard, Joshua Bryant, George Orr, Francis Johnstone, Joseph Hamilton and Alec Henr...

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