From The Museum: Cascading Waters
Last updated 10/18/2021 at 12:22pm
Editor's note: The following information comes from Rebecca Suddeth, curator of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.Significant differences in elevation within Transylvania County contribute to its cascading waters. The elevation atop Chestnut Bald, for example, tops out at more than 6,000 feet. Mountain streams descend 5,000 feet before feeding into the Toxaway River, where it crosses the state line into South Carolina. Because so many waterfalls were found here, early explorers named the region "Cascadia."
Transylvania County's official designation as the "Land of Waterfalls" came during th...