Brevard brəvärd´ [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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