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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

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

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Ski season officially opens in the mountains! – WLOS


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Ski season officially opens in the mountains!
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Maggie Valley, N.C. (WLOS) — The 2017-2018 ski season has begun! Monday, Cataloochee officially … JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS0 — A mountain National Guard unit is preparing for deployment right after Thanksgiving. The National Guard Armory in …

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Sylva National Guard Unit prepares to deploy – WLOS

Sylva National Guard Unit prepares to deploy
WLOS
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS0 — A mountain National Guard unit is preparing for deployment right after Thanksgiving. The National Guard Armory in Sylva is home to the 210th military police.

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Smokey Mountain Elementary employee fired after arrest for sexual exploitation of a child – WLOS

Smokey Mountain Elementary employee fired after arrest for sexual exploitation of a child
WLOS
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A school official confirmed Monday that a Jackson County Schools employee was fired after officials learned of his arrest for sexual exploitation of a child. Interim Jackson County Superintendent of Schools Kim Elliot …
Fmr. Jackson Co. school employee accused of sexual exploitation of a childrenWSPA.com

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Who’s loving the overnight freezing temps? WNC Ski areas – Asheville Citizen-Times


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Who's loving the overnight freezing temps? WNC Ski areas
Asheville Citizen-Times
Western North Carolina ski areas are getting up to speed this week. Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley opened Nov. 20 for skiing and … 207 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire, Jackson County. Skiing, snowboarding. Frozen Falls Tube World is also in …

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New sewer line could spur growth toward Crabtree – The Mountaineer


The Mountaineer
New sewer line could spur growth toward Crabtree
The Mountaineer
Francis said the county has done an inventory of tracts along the N.C. 209 corridor with willing sellers, in hopes of finding a match for future businesses that express interest in locating here. In addition to easy interstate access, the corridor has


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