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Brevardtown and county seat, central Transylvania County. Est. as county seat 1861 or 1862; inc. 1889. Named for Ephriam Brevard (1744-81), teacher, secretary of the convention that drew up the Mecklenburg Resolves of May 31, 1775, and Revolutionary surgeon. Home of Brevard College, founded 1853 as Rutherford College, which see; merged in 1934 with Weaver College and took its present name. Summer music camp, begun in 1936, is there. Noted tourist area. Produces chemicals, textiles, and leather products. Alt. 2,230.
Brevard StationSee Stanley.
Brevard Townshipcentral Transylvania County.
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