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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

Here’s your basket list: the Haywood egg hunt round-up – The Mountaineer

Here’s your basket list: the Haywood egg hunt round-up  The Mountaineer

From Cruso and Canton to Jonathan Creek and Waynesville, take your pick of Easter Egg Hunts across Haywood County this weekend. Special coverage of …




Haywood County opposes new casino south of Charlotte – The Mountaineer

Haywood County opposes new casino south of Charlotte  The Mountaineer

The Haywood County Board of Commissioners signed off on a resolution requested by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians to oppose a new casino …




New Incentive for School Bus Drivers in Haywood County – WLOS

New Incentive for School Bus Drivers in Haywood County  WLOS

A new incentive could help alleviate a shortage of school bus drivers in Haywood County. The State of North Carolina had limited health insurance to employees …




Baby eaglets give Haywood County man emotional photo opportunity – WLOS

Baby eaglets give Haywood County man emotional photo opportunity  WLOS

At Lake Junaluska, a spiritual setting has helped visitors slow down for 106 years. At the man-made lake surrounded by nature, it’s easy to lose track of time.




Two killed in Friday crash | News – The Mountaineer

Two killed in Friday crash | News  The Mountaineer

Two Haywood County residents died in a motor vehicle accident Friday morning around 10 a.m. after their vehicle left the roadway and struck a rock wall.




Haywood County stats report shows new strategies working at sheriff’s office – WLOS

Haywood County stats report shows new strategies working at sheriff’s office  WLOS

A new approach in one mountain county is making a big difference when it comes to crime. The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office released its 2018 statistics …


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