By (author) Lynn Hotaling
Format: Paperback / softback
Sylva by Lynn Hotaling
Book DescriptionSylva, the seat of Jackson County, was chartered in 1889 and takes its name from a wayfaring Dane, William D. Sylva, who once worked as a handyman for E. R. Hampton, the man who owned most of the land where the town now sits. When it came time to apply for a post office, Hampton asked his small daughter, Mae, what the town should be named. "Sylva," said the young girl, who had taken a liking to her father's hired hand. With the coming of the railroad in the late 19th century, the town developed into the commercial center of southwestern North Carolina. In 1912, a county-wide referendum moved the county seat from Webster to Sylva, leading to the construction of Western North Carolina's most photographed building, the historic Jackson County Courthouse, which sits atop a hill overlooking Main Street.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738554112
Paperback / softback
(231mm x 163mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Jackson County was created in 1851 by a special act of the North Carolina legislature and was named in honor of Andrew Jackson. Known for its lofty peaks and spectacular scenery, it is home to Western Carolina University and borders the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherokee Indian Reservation.
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