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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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Last fall’s wildfires prompt Haywood County to upgrade emergency alert system – WLOS

Last fall's wildfires prompt Haywood County to upgrade emergency alert system
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Haywood County leaders said it's time to upgrade to a new emergency alert system. They said wildfires last fall, especially in Gatlinburg, prompted an examination of the system. Although they said the system has worked …




Haywood County Army veteran laid to rest – WLOS

Haywood County Army veteran laid to rest
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CANTON, N.C. (WLOS) — A former Army officer from Haywood County was laid to rest Monday afternoon. Ronald Howard died unexpectedlya week ago while attending a meeting in Washington D.C. He was 65 years old. Family, friends and dignitaries from …




Haywood County man involved in fatal wreck is indicted – WLOS

Haywood County man involved in fatal wreck is indicted
WLOS
Asheville, N.C. (WLOS) — The Asheville Police Department is asking for help finding Kent Tucker, 20. Tucker has two open warrants for 2nd Degree Trespassing. He is described as a black male, 5'5” tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Tucker




Antique tractors on display at Haywood County fairgrounds – WLOS

Antique tractors on display at Haywood County fairgrounds
WLOS
HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — If you're looking for a little nostalgia this weekend, the Haywood County fairgrounds is the place for you. The Ole Smoky Antique Tractor and Engine Association Show and Tractor Pull is under way now through Saturday.

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UPDATE: Missing Canton woman found unharmed – WLOS


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UPDATE: Missing Canton woman found unharmed
WLOS
Asheville, N.C. (WLOS) — The Asheville Police Department is asking for help finding Kent Tucker, 20. Tucker has two open warrants for 2nd Degree Trespassing. He is described as a black male, 5'5” tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Tucker

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Haywood County banks on new strategy to boost Waynesville tourism – WLOS

Haywood County banks on new strategy to boost Waynesville tourism
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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Haywood County's Tourism Development Authority formed a Waynesville Promotional Co-op that is focusing advertising efforts more on individual communities, like Hazelwood and Frog Level, and what they have to offer, …


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