The 1802 Act of Cession and the Yazoo Land Fraud, created a portion of land in present day North Carolina's Transylvania County near Brevard North Carolina in the Upper River (French Broad River Valley) and a small section of Henderson, North Carolina. 

In 1791 Buncombe County, N. C. was formed from Burke and Rutherford Counties (NC) 
In 1808 Haywood County (NC) was formed from Buncombe (NC)
In 1828 Macon County (NC) was formed from Haywood County (NC).
---1828-1851--- Macon County (NC) included present day Hogback & part of Eastatoe 
                      Township of Transylvania County (NC).
---In 1838 Henderson County (NC) was formed from Buncombe (NC).
---In 1851 Jackson County (NC) was formed from Haywood (NC) and Macon (NC).
---In 1861 Transylvania County (NC) was formed from Jackson (NC) and Henderson (NC)

Northeast Georgia families established it as Walton County, Georgia although the land was not "officially" claimed by NC, SC, or Georgia.  In 1803 the elected officials, John Nicholson and John Akin [Aiken] served as Representatives to the Georgia Legislature in Milledgeville.  John Akins, Sr. later settled in Union County, Georgia where he died there in 1863. The major engagement was fought at McGaha Branch about one mile south of present day Brevard near the Wilson Bridge on U.S. Highway 276. The North Carolina Militia killed an unknown number of the Georgians and took about twenty-five prisoners. A second stand was made by the survivors of McGaha Branch at Selica Hill some three miles southwest of Brevard. The Georgians were either shot or taken prisoner. The fate of the prisoners is still uncertain. Sporadic snipping continued for some weeks but the main engagements were over. North Carolina had laid their claim to the land, but at great costs to Georgians who were killed or taken prisoner.  Georgia as recent as 1971, was still prioritizing on pronouncing its options. 

Links of Interest

 Origin of the Walton War

 Shawna Hall's Walton War Site

 Western Carolina Cems, Bibles, Surnames

 


Transylvania County Government
Courthouse, 12 East Main Street, Brevard, NC  28712. Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

 Origin of the Walton War
Shawna Hall's Walton War Site

Western Carolina Cems, Bibles, Surnames, Archives, etc.



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