Historic Preservation in Transylvania County

Transylvania County, established in 1861, is filled with historic structures from rural farmhouses to downtown commercial buildings. There are 18 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic places, along with two historic districts. There are 21 locally designated historic landmarks. 

The Transylvania County Joint Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is a county advisory board that works to designate landmarks and educate the public about the importance of historic preservation. 

local landmarks

Twenty-one buildings in Transylvania County are local landmarks. These architecturally and historically significant buildings include inns, houses, schools, and more of all shapes and sizes.

main street national historic district

Downtown Brevard has a fascinating history that has been well-preserved. While walking through downtown, be sure to check out these places that made Brevard an important stop in Western North Carolina. 

east main street national historic district

East Main Street is one of the most beautiful parts of Brevard. Silvermont, The Inn at Brevard, and St. Philip's Episcopal Church are just a few of the structures in this nationally recognized district.