Transylvania County

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 A  =  Transylvania County Department of Social Services
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712
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History

The county was formed in 1861 from parts of Henderson County and Jackson County. Its name is derived from the Transylvania Company and has Latin origins: trans- ("across") and silva ("woods").

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 381 square miles (986 km²), of which, 378 square miles (980 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.

Partially due to the fact that there are over 250 waterfalls in the county, Transylvania County is the wettest county in the state. The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses through parts of the county, affording spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains, which reach over 6,000 feet (1,800 m) elevation in the county. The highest point, Chestnut Knob, 6,025 feet (1,836 m), lies northwest of the county seat Brevard.

DSS Contact Information

Transylvania County Department of Social Services
106 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone: 828-884-3174
 

open jobs

CountyTitlePosition numberSalaryClosing datePost datesort icon
TransylvaniaSocial Worker III$42,116.00 - $52,645.0012/05/2014 11/25/2014