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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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Haywood County School District settles lawsuit over Central Elementary – WLOS


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Haywood County School District settles lawsuit over Central Elementary
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against the Haywood County School District over the closing of Central Elementary School. In the settlement, the school board said it did not violate the law, but it did agree it …




Haywood County man found guilty of felony voter fraud – WLOS


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Haywood County man found guilty of felony voter fraud
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Haywood County man was found guilty on Thursday of felony voter fraud for voting twice during the Republican primary last year. The district attorney's office said Dewey George Gidcumb, 52, voted once during …
Court convicts Haywood man of double votingWRAL.com
NC man convicted for voting twice in March 2016 primaryNews & Observer
Former precinct chairman convicted of voting twice; claims he forgot about first vote, DA saysWYFF Greenville
WSOC Charlotte -WNCN
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Authorities investigate dead elk in Haywood County – WLOS


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Authorities investigate dead elk in Haywood County
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the death of two young bull elk in Haywood County. Lt. Andrew Helton said a technician spotted the elk on a Jonathan Creek dairy farm on the last day …

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Haywood County considers hourly calendar for schools – WLOS

Haywood County considers hourly calendar for schools
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Haywood County school leaders are considering a school year measured in hours instead of days. Right now, the school calendar is 180 days. But, a change in state law five years ago means the school year can be …




Man charged with shooting, killing his wife in Haywood County – WSPA.com


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Man charged with shooting, killing his wife in Haywood County
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HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – Haywood County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man with murdering his wife. Wayne Littrell, 72, of Hawk Mountain Road in the Coleman Mountain Community was arrested Sunday night. A call around 9:30 pm to 911 …
Haywood County man charged with murdering wifeWLOS
Waynesville man charged in shooting death of wifeThe Mountaineer

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The Fund for Haywood County awards $20000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms – Mountain Xpress (blog)


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The Fund for Haywood County awards $20000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms
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The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), recently presented a check for $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to support building two classrooms. This grant was part of The Community …


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