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Brevard, North Carolina is the county seat of Transylvania County and is located near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest as well as DuPont State Forest. The area was settled in the early 1800s by Scots-Irish immigrants who came to the area because of the natural resources including the rich soil. The area became rife with farms. On May 20, 1861, the same day that North Carolina seceded from the Union, Transylvania County was formed and Brevard was also created. The town was named in honor of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Ephriam Brevard. He was a surgeon and had drafted the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence. In the beginning, there were three shops, two churches, the new courthouse and county jail, and about twelve houses.

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