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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

Construction Career Day to be held at Haywood County Fairgrounds – Mountain Xpress

Construction Career Day to be held at Haywood County Fairgrounds  Mountain Xpress



Haywood County ranked 28 for tourism in NC | News – The Mountaineer

Haywood County ranked 28 for tourism in NC | News  The Mountaineer



Haywood County firefighter dies in wreck while responding to emergency call – Asheville Citizen-Times

Haywood County firefighter dies in wreck while responding to emergency call  Asheville Citizen-Times



Protest Planned Over Use of Exotic Animals at Haywood County Circus – WLOS

Protest Planned Over Use of Exotic Animals at Haywood County Circus  WLOS



Third person dies from Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to NC fair, officials say – Raleigh News & Observer

Third person dies from Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to NC fair, officials say  Raleigh News & Observer



UPDATE | Volunteer fire captain, 74, killed in Waynesville crash – WLOS

UPDATE | Volunteer fire captain, 74, killed in Waynesville crash  WLOS

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