Introduction to Brevard, North Carolina
Brevard, North Carolina, in Transylvania county, is 27 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center) and 106 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city has a population of approximately 6,789.
Brevard was settled in the early 1800s primarily by people of Scotch-Irish origin. The city was named after Ephraim Brevard, a teacher and surgeon. It is the county seat of Transylvania County, which was founded 1861 from parts of Jackson County and Henderson County. It was named from the Latin words "trans" meaning "across", and "sylvan" meaning "woods".
Brevard and Nearby Attractions
- Blue Ridge Corn Maze
- Pisgah National Forest
- Jim Bob Tinsley Museum
- Paris Mountain State Park
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
- North Carolina Arboretum
Things To Do In Brevard
The College Shopping Center and Brevard Shopping Center are popular shopping destinations in the Brevard area. The Blue Ridge Corn Maze is a another popular attraction. Historical sites and museums located near Brevard include the Historical Johnson Farm, the Carl Sandburg Home National Historical Site, and Jim Bob Tinsley Museum. The Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina Arboretum, South Carolina Botanical Garden, and Table Rock State Park offer a host of recreational facilities as well. The community also celebrates the White Squirrel Festival, and Mountain Song Festival every year. Brevard is known as "The Land of Waterfalls" and offers easy access to numerous waterfalls like Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, and Connestee Falls.
The closest major airport is Greenville - Spartanburg International Airport.
Brevard Higher Education
Brevard College is located in the city of Brevard. Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Clemson University are also close by.