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Jackson County Genealogy

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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

Celebrating Suffrage: Jackson County Was Home To NC’s First Woman State Senator – BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Celebrating Suffrage: Jackson County Was Home To NC’s First Woman State Senator  BPR / Blue Ridge Public Radio

This week is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote. It was another.




Jackson teacher investigated for sexual activity with student – The Sylva Herald

Jackson teacher investigated for sexual activity with student  The Sylva Herald

A Jackson County Early College teacher is being investigated for reported sexual activity with a student.




College student found dead after jumping from pier and vanishing, NC cops say – Charlotte Observer

College student found dead after jumping from pier and vanishing, NC cops say  Charlotte Observer

A 21-year-old Iredell County man drowned Sunday, after jumping from a fishing pier on Lake Glenville in Jackson County. The body of Marquise Maurice Dukes …




Jackson County teacher under investigation resigns – WLOS

Jackson County teacher under investigation resigns  WLOS

A Jackson County teacher under investigation for inappropriate conduct has resigned, district officials said Thursday. Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Elliott said the …




NC family mourns after one brother killed, other likely dead in Oregon tubing incident – Fresno Bee

NC family mourns after one brother killed, other likely dead in Oregon tubing incident  Fresno Bee

Two brothers were tubing in Oregon when one fell into the water and the other went in after him. One brother was found dead and the other is still missing and …




Subject of 5-hour manhunt in Fines Creek charged with assault on law enforcement – WLOS

Subject of 5-hour manhunt in Fines Creek charged with assault on law enforcement  WLOS

The man who was the subject of a search in Haywood County faces felony charges after deputies say they believe he fired a gun toward officers after running …


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