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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

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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

26-year-old woman dies in head-on crash in Jackson County, N.C., troopers say – WYFF4 Greenville

26-year-old woman dies in head-on crash in Jackson County, N.C., troopers say  WYFF4 Greenville

A 26-year-old woman was killed in a head-on collision, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.




Deputies: Jackson County father, son dead in murder-suicide – WLOS

Deputies: Jackson County father, son dead in murder-suicide  WLOS

A father and son were found dead on Monday morning in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide. Investigators say 38-year-old Richard Travis Akers shot …




Bourbon Maker Eyes Jackson County Land for New Distillery – WLOS

Bourbon Maker Eyes Jackson County Land for New Distillery  WLOS

JACKSON COUNTY, N. C. –A new business could soon occupy the space of an old mill in Jackson County that burned down. WLOS. A fire that was ruled arson …




1 person dies in Jackson County crash – WLOS

1 person dies in Jackson County crash  WLOS

Authorities said one person died in a head-on collision Wednesday in Jackson County. The Highway Patrol said the wreck happened about 7:30 p. m. on …




Call for artists to Jackson County Green Energy Park’s Youth Arts Festival – Mountain Xpress

Call for artists to Jackson County Green Energy Park’s Youth Arts Festival  Mountain Xpress

The Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro is issuing a Call for Artists to join in their 12th annual Youth Arts Festival on Saturday September 21st, from …




Settling the county’s southern end | History – The Sylva Herald

Settling the county’s southern end | History  The Sylva Herald

Early European settlement in the southern end of Jackson County charted a different course than that of its northern region.


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