William Dallas Wike of Cullowhee, who was Jackson County's representative in the 1913 session of the General Assembly, brought removal back to the floor in February. The removal debate created an intense rivalry between Sylva and Webster and between those on both sides of the move; the issue remained hot until the day of the vote. By 10 p.m. on May 8, 1913, the election was over and had been conceded to the "removalists." By a vote of 1,413 for removal and 738 against, Sylva became the county seat.
The county has four incorporated towns - Webster, Sylva, Dillsboro and Forest Hills - and several well-defined communities with post offices, including Cashiers, Glenville, Tuckaseigee, Cullowhee, Balsam, and Whittier.
Jackson County is also known for its educational institutions. It is home to Western Carolina University, which began in 1889 as Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School, grew into a major regional university and is a now member campus of the University of North Carolina. In addition, the county includes Southwestern Community College, a top-ranked two-year school that offers a college transfer as well as a variety of technical degrees and certifications.
Jackson County Events07-Jan-2013
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