DigitalNC Launches an Architectural History of Transylvania County, North Carolina

In conjunction with the Transylvania County Library, DigitalNC recently added a new exhibit containing nearly 1500 images to the Images of North Carolina Collection. If you have Transylvania County ancestry, you might get lucky and even find a picture of the house where they lived or their barn or similar buildings. Obviously, there is no guarantee that YOUR ancestors are included. Even some cemeteries are included.

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The exhibit, Transylvania: The Architectural History of a Mountain County, features nearly 1,500 images taken during an architectural survey done of the county in the early 1990s. Architectural surveys are inventories of built, intact structures in a given area. These images document structures and communities in Brevard, Rosman, Lake Toxaway, Cedar Mountain, Pisgah Forest, and other areas. The County was founded in 1861 as an agricultural community, which is evident through the survey. Hundreds of images depict homes, barns, spring houses, smokehouses, chicken houses, silos, and many other structures that reflect the activities and roots of the rural community.

transylvaniacounty_couch_008_privyA description of the Architectural History of Transylvania County, North Carolina may be found at http://www.digitalnc.org/blog/new-exhibit-on-the-architectural-history-of-transylvania-county/ while the collection itself may be found at http://www.digitalnc.org/exhibits/transylvania-the-architectural-history-of-a-mountain-county/.

The images are a part of the Images of North Carolina Collection at http://www.digitalnc.org/collections/images/. If you have North Carolina ancestry from any county, you might want to check out that collection as well.

You can find the new Transylvania: The Architectural History of a Mountain County at http://www.digitalnc.org/blog/new-exhibit-on-the-architectural-history-of-transylvania-county/.

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