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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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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

Authorities call death of Haywood County baby a homicide – WLOS

Authorities call death of Haywood County baby a homicide  WLOS

Preliminary autopsy results released Monday indicate someone played a role in the death of a Haywood County infant. Authorities said the death of …




Search intensifies for missing man last seen at Swag Resort – WLOS

Search intensifies for missing man last seen at Swag Resort  WLOS

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers continue to search for 58-year-old Kevin Mark Lynch who went missing on Saturday, July 27. Lynch was …




Woman charged in Haywood after multi-county chase – The Mountaineer

Woman charged in Haywood after multi-county chase  The Mountaineer

A Tennessee woman was arrested in Canton after leading law enforcement on a chase that started in Buncombe County but ended in Haywood.




Haywood school district to vacate administrative building – WLOS

Haywood school district to vacate administrative building  WLOS

Big changes are in store for the board of education building in Haywood County. By the end of 2020, school administrators have to move out. WLOS. A company …




Man indicted in baby’s death – WLOS

Man indicted in baby’s death  WLOS

There are new details in a baby death investigation in Haywood County. WLOS. Twenty-two-year-old Dylan Green now faces charges of felony intentional child …




NC Justice Center to posthumously honor community advocate Jane Hipps as a Champion of Justice – The Mountaineer

NC Justice Center to posthumously honor community advocate Jane Hipps as a Champion of Justice  The Mountaineer

The NC Justice Center will posthumously bestow a Champion of Justice Award on former board member and community advocate Jane Hipps for her lifetime of …


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