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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)

News related to Haywood County, NC

“haywood county” nc – Google News

Border issue causes headache for parents getting kids to bus stop – WLOS


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Border issue causes headache for parents getting kids to bus stop
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — School starts next week, and some Haywood County parents said they shouldn't have to drive several miles to drop their kids off at a bus stop. Two families live in the Mt. Sterling-Big Creek part of the county near the …




Authorities: 2 dead, trooper seriously injured in Haywood County crash – WLOS


WRAL.com
Authorities: 2 dead, trooper seriously injured in Haywood County crash
WLOS
A van, traveling east on US 74, made a U-turn into the trooper's path and was struck by the patrol vehicle within the westbound travel lane," the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a news release. Rhodes confirmed the two people in the
Two killed, trooper injured in Haywood County crashWRAL.com
Update: Highway Patrol identifies 2 killed in Haywood crashAsheville Citizen-Times
Two people killed and one trooper injured in crash identified, officials sayWYFF Greenville

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Haywood County woman facing statutory rape charge – WLOS


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Haywood County woman facing statutory rape charge
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Haywood County, N.C. (WLOS) — A Haywood County woman is facing charges after investigators say she had sex with a 14-year-old boy. Investigators charged Candace Morgan, 41, with statutory rape of a child under fifteen and indecent liberties with a …




Questions remain about crash that killed 2, injured a trooper in Haywood County – WLOS


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Questions remain about crash that killed 2, injured a trooper in Haywood County
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Asheville, N.C. (WLOS) — A rehabilitation project for one of the most popular trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway is underway! A crew with the American Conservation Experience is repairing Craggy Flats Bald Trail, which has become deeply rutted
2 Killed, NC State Trooper Seriously Injured in Western NC CrashWFMY News 2
North Carolina State Trooper Involved in Fatal CollisionU.S. News & World Report
Eustis residents killed in crash with North Carolina trooperOrlando Sentinel

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Former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene under investigation – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Former Buncombe County manager Wanda Greene under investigation
Asheville Citizen-Times
A Haywood County native, Greene lived in Minnesota and California before moving to back to Western North Carolina. She first was hired as assistant county manager in 1994 before taking the top job three years later. More than $50 million, or about 16 …

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UPDATE: Authorities say missing Haywood County man found safe – WLOS


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UPDATE: Authorities say missing Haywood County man found safe
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Haywood County, N.C. (WLOS) — UPDATE: Authorities said Doug Combs was located just after 5 p.m. and is safe. He has been transported to the hospital to be evaluated. ————–. Haywood County authorities are asking for help finding 69-year-old

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