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Haywood County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1808 from the western part of Buncombe County. It was named for John Haywood, Treasurer of North Carolina from 1787 to 1827.

In 1828 the western part of Haywood County became Macon County. In 1851 parts of Haywood County and Macon County were combined to form Jackson County. Source Wikipedia

The county seat of Haywood County is Waynesville. Haywood county contains a part of the Qualla Boundary which is home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Cold Mountain which is in Haywood County was popularized by the Civil War novel by Charles Frazier and movie of the same name. The Pigeon River has it’s source in Haywood County. A portion of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park is in Haywood County as is a portion of the Pisgah National Forest. Cataloochee is a wellknown part of the Smokies that is in Haywood County.

Haywood County (Maggie Valley) is home to Ghost Town in the Sky a western themed amusement park. Haywood County includes the following townships: Beaverdam, Bethel, Cataloochee, Cecil, Clyde, Crabtree, Cruso, East Fork, Fines Creek, Iron Duff, Ivy Hill, Jonathan Creek, Pigeon, Waynesville, and White Oak.

Maggie Valley as a family vacation destination has long been promoted in part because of it’s small town feel, proximity to the Cherokee Indian Reservation (and Asheville) as well as other close attractions.

Haywood County NCGenweb site

Haywood County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1331
Waynesville, NC 28786

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802
(covers Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

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Haywood County Courthouse
215 N Main Street
County Courthouse
Waynesville, NC 28786

Census

1810 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1810 Federal Census Transcription (web)

1810 Federal Census Transcription (plain text)

1820 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1820 Federal Census Transcription (web)

1820 Federal Census Transcription (plain text)

1830 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1830 Federal Census Transcription

1840 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1840 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Mortality Schedule (web)

1850 Federal Census Transcription – Mortality Schedule (plain text)

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Haywood County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Haywood County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Haywood County, NC Query Forum

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Haywood County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Haywood County:

Assembly
Canton
Clyde
Hazelwood
Lake Junaluska
Maggie Valley
Waynesville (County Seat)

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Dorothy Parker Burke – The Mountaineer


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CANTON — Dorothy “Dot” Parker Burke, 90, a lady dearly loved by all who knew her, was carried to her Heavenly home by the angels on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Mrs. Burke was born February 15, 1927, in Haywood County to the late McKinsey Way Parker and




DEVELOPING | Driver identified in alleged truck theft, fatal wreck in Haywood County – WLOS


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DEVELOPING | Driver identified in alleged truck theft, fatal wreck in Haywood County
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According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol wreck report, the truck crossed left of center entering a curve at a very high rate of speed. The driver of the truck lost control leaving the road to the left and struck a tree. Niles Wayne Burke
Driver killed in stolen truck crash near house fire in Haywood Co., deputies investigatingWSPA.com
Haywood sheriff: Investigators looking into ties between house fire, car-crash deathAsheville Citizen-Times

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Haywood County standoff arrest: What we know – WLOS


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Haywood County standoff arrest: What we know
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Because of the potential danger to law enforcement officers responding to this incident, the Haywood County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for use of their Bearcat vehicle. After a more than three-hour
Man in custody after shots fired call in Haywood Co.WSPA.com

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Frances “Fran” Ferguson – The Mountaineer


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Frances "Fran" Ferguson
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Fran is survived by her children, Anne Lucero-Korssjoen, and her husband, Bruce, of Midland, Texas, Karen Hummert, of Fletcher, and Leigh Ladd, and her husband, Carl, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, Mary Jenkins, and her husband, Randy, of Canton, North




2 arrested, 1 wanted in Haywood County shooting investigation – WLOS


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2 arrested, 1 wanted in Haywood County shooting investigation
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On January 2, 2018, at 8:50 p.m. deputies responded to a call on Happy Way in the Cruso community in reference to someone discharging a firearm into a residence. While at the scene, deputies received a call regarding a traffic accident on US 276 near
Man wanted in Haywood Co. shootingWSPA.com

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