A Look At The Past: The England Family Of West Main


Last updated 9/15/2021 at 3pm

 Thomas and Mary England, with daughter Edith Patton (standing), and grandchildren, Charlotte and Thomas Patton, at the homeir on West Main in Brevard. (Courtesy photo by Beverly Trantham Outlaw)

Editor's Note: Rebecca Suddeth, the Transylvania Heritage Museum curator, provided the following information.

Thomas England was the nephew of Alexander England Jr., one of the three men who donated land for the county seat of Brevard when Transylvania County was formed in 1861. Thomas owned a dry goods business at the corner of Broad and Main streets, the present-day site of OP Taylor's. Thomas built a home on West Main Street in about 1890, where he and his wife, Mary Charlotte King England, raised three daughters, Edith, Bertha and Ethel. Later, he built two houses flanking it and ga...

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