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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

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Haywood County Sheriff’s Office mourns the death of long-time detention officer – WLOS


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Haywood County Sheriff's Office mourns the death of long-time detention officer
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Haywood County Sheriff's Office mourns the death of one its detention officers. A spokeswoman said Mary Fisher died while on the job early Saturday. Fisher was a long-time employee, who had worked at the jail for …
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Crews respond to large brush fire in Haywood County – WLOS

Crews respond to large brush fire in Haywood County
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Firefighters battled a brush fire in Friday night in Haywood County. The fire is near the intersection of Highway 276 and Harley Creek Road in the Cruso community south of Canton. Officials said the 5-10 acre fire is now …




Police identify accused shooter, victim in fatal Saturday shooting in Waynesville – WLOS


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Police identify accused shooter, victim in fatal Saturday shooting in Waynesville
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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A Waynesville man is charged with murder after police say he shot his friend who lived a few doors down. "He was shot … in this incident continues. At last check, Fuller was in custody at the Haywood County Detention Center.

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Storms for some in the mountains, but Haywood County gets a few inches of snow – WLOS


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Storms for some in the mountains, but Haywood County gets a few inches of snow
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Representative Brian Turner held an intimate town hall on Saturday, fielding questions from constituents. About 50 people attended the meeting at Skyland Fire Department in south Asheville. Topics ranged from schools, …

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Veteran Haywood detention officer mourned, missed by co-workers and inmates – WLOS


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Veteran Haywood detention officer mourned, missed by co-workers and inmates
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Haywood County Detention Center's longest serving detention officer died on the job over the weekend. Mary Fisher, 54, worked for the sheriff's office for 28 years. She passed away early Saturday morning.




Authorities search for suspect in Haywood ATM fraud case – WLOS


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Authorities search for suspect in Haywood ATM fraud case
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Haywood County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding the man who is making fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs across the county. Authorities have photos of a person of interest in the case.

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