The Transylvania Times -

Picturing The Past: Historical Perspective Of Hogback Township


June 4, 2018

Courtesy photo

Henry Scadin was an early photographer in the Hogback region. Although the family is unidentified, this Scadin photo, labeled "A Mountain Home," is representative of the settlers throughout the area.

Hogback is one of eight townships in Transylvania County. It covers approximately 60 square miles in the southwestern potion of the county. The area is bordered by Jackson County to the west and Oconee County, S.C., to the south.

According to Mrs. H.D. Lee, who compiled a brief history of Hogback for Transylvania County's Centennial in 1961, the first permanent settlers came into the area from South Carolina in the 1840s. They called the area Hogback because Mount Toxaway reminded them of Hogback Mountain in Greenville County. The 1870 federal census lists just 46 households, with 11...

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