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The county was formed in 1852 from parts of Haywood County and Macon County. It was named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

In 1861 parts of Jackson County and Henderson County were combined to form Transylvania County. In 1871 parts of Jackson County and Macon County were combined to form Swain County. Source Wikipedia

Jackson County NCGenweb

Jackson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2108
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Jackson County Historical Association
P.O. Box 173
Sylva, NC 28779

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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Jackson County Courthouse
401 Grindstaff Cove Road
County Courthouse
Sylva, NC 28779

Census

1860 Federal Census Transcription – Slave Schedule

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Jackson County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Jackson County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Jackson County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Jackson County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

phall on “Grandparents- Swanger, Cogdill, Franks, Bentley”

I am looking for my grandparents. Alonzo Swanger married Florence Cogdill. Leroy Franks married Martha Bentley. If anyone has any info on them, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks


Jackson County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Jackson County:

Balsam
Cashiers
Cullowhee
Dillsboro
East Laport
Erastus
Glenville
Norton
Speedwell
Sylva (County Seat)
Tuckasegee
Webster
Whittier

News related to Jackson County, NC

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – WSB Atlanta

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
WSB Atlanta
Macon County in western North Carolina… Southern Transylvania County in western North Carolina… Southern Jackson County in western North Carolina… * Until 1230 AM EDT * At 1143 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending …

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Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane in Charlotte – WLOS


WLOS
Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane in Charlotte
WLOS
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Graduation is a time to celebrate the hard work of students before they head to their next challenge. Project Search is getting high marks as it sends young adults with disabilities out into the workplace. For Elliott

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Jackson County police logs for May 1 – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Jackson County police logs for May 1
Dothan Eagle
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and county fire/rescue reported the following incidents for May 1, the latest available report: One drunk driver, one hospice death, five abandoned vehicles, two suspicious vehicles, one suspicious incident, one

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Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area – MLive.com


MLive.com
Daybook: Recent births in the Jackson County area
MLive.com
Grandparents are Jodee Nichols of Jackson, Rebecca Greenhill of Fayetteville, NC, Rick Greenhill of Fayetteville, NC, and Lavone Butler of Jackson. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tomaselli of Spruce Pine, NC, Shirley Dean of Hope Mills, NC, John …

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Jackson County authorities charge man with trafficking heroin – WLOS


WLOS
Jackson County authorities charge man with trafficking heroin
WLOS
Ruben Alvarez-Diaz, 52, was charged with possession marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, possession methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver Schedule II, trafficking Heroin, possession with the intent to …




WCU study predicts uptick in summer tourism for WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WCU study predicts uptick in summer tourism for WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
Among the factors are the addition of a new themed steam engine trip at Swain County's Smoky Mountain Railroad, Jackson County's popular N.C. Fly Fishing Trail, the continuing draw of Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort along with new bike and hiking


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