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Brevard (brəvärdˈ) [key], town (1990 pop. 5,388), seat of Transylvania co., SW N.C., near French Broad River in the Blue Ridge Mts.; inc. 1867. An agricultural trade center with some light manufacturing, Brevard is also a summer resort in North Carolina's "Land of Waterfalls." Some 250 waterfalls are found in the county, including Whitewater Falls (411 ft/125 m), the highest falls E of the Rocky Mts.

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