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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

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Early morning fire destroys Haywood County home – WLOS


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Early morning fire destroys Haywood County home
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VIEW PHOTO GALLERY. 6 photos. AA. Haywood County, N.C. (WLOS) — Fire destroyed a home early Thursday morning in Haywood County in the Bethel community. Firefighters say everyone in the home escaped safely and no one was injured.




Wrong way driver leads to double fatality on I-40 in Haywood County – WLOS


WLOS
Wrong way driver leads to double fatality on I-40 in Haywood County
WLOS
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms two women from Tennessee died in a head-on collision on Interstate 40 in Haywood County early Tuesday morning. Troopers said Steven Safreed, of Waynesville, who was …




Haywood County home sells for record price of $2.1M – WLOS

Haywood County home sells for record price of $2.1M
WLOS
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A luxury mountain home in Haywood County recently sold for more than $2 million. Beverly-Hanks Realtors said the home in Maggie Valley sold for $2.1 million, a record real estate sale for Haywood County. It's a six …

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Haywood mother seeks justice after son beaten, bullied – WLOS

Haywood mother seeks justice after son beaten, bullied
WLOS
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Haywood County mother seeks justice after video captures her son being beaten. She also wants to get out a message. Charges have been filed in the case. But Linda Gillett said this case is part of continued bullying …




Barbara Gray arrested on 12 more felonies – The Mountaineer


The Mountaineer
Barbara Gray arrested on 12 more felonies
The Mountaineer
Barbara Dionne Gray, 44, and her husband David Gray, 56, were arrested earlier this week after a Haywood County Grand Jury indicted them on several felonies. Although Gray was initially arrested and charged with only one count of soliciting




UPDATE: Wrecks, heavy traffic cause congestion on I-26, I-40 – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
UPDATE: Wrecks, heavy traffic cause congestion on I-26, I-40
Asheville Citizen-Times
FINES CREEK – One lane of eastbound Interstate 40 has reopened in northern Haywood County after a crash had closed both lanes but a lane closure has slowed Interstate 26 traffic around Fletcher, the state Department of Transportation says. Many Western


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