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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

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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

“”jackson county” nc” – Google News

2 Health Clinics Opening in Jackson County Schools – WLOS

2 Health Clinics Opening in Jackson County Schools  WLOS

JACKSON COUNTY, N. C. –Bringing primary medical care directly into schools. That’s the goal of a non-profit health provider in the mountains. Two additional …




2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbled Jackson County Tuesday morning – FOX Carolina

2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbled Jackson County Tuesday morning  FOX Carolina

The US Geological Survey said a small earthquake was detected Tuesday in Jackson County.




2.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in Jackson County – WLOS

2.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in Jackson County  WLOS

Did you feel it? The US Geological Survey confirms a 2. 6 magnitude earthquake hit in Jackson County at around 12:30 p. m. Tuesday. Photo credit: USGS.




Jackson County settles with student housing developer – Smoky Mountain News

Jackson County settles with student housing developer  Smoky Mountain News

Plans for a proposed housing development on South Painter Road in Cullowhee will proceed following the Jackson County Commissioners’ decision to accept …




2 earthquakes felt across NC – WRAL.com

2 earthquakes felt across NC  WRAL.com

Two earthquakes were recorded in the last 12 hours in North Carolina, according to the United States Geological Survey Earthquake website.




3 seriously injured in wreck near Sylva; U.S.-23 back open near scene – WLOS

3 seriously injured in wreck near Sylva; U.S.-23 back open near scene  WLOS

The Jackson County Emergency Operations Center tells News 13 that multiple people were injured in a wreck Monday near Sylva. A state trooper tells News 13 …


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