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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

Multiple agencies working chase that started in Jackson Co. & ended a crash in Macon Co. – WLOS

Multiple agencies working chase that started in Jackson Co. & ended a crash in Macon Co.  WLOS



First case of Legionnaires’ reported in person who didn’t go to NC fair, officials say – Raleigh News & Observer

First case of Legionnaires’ reported in person who didn’t go to NC fair, officials say  Raleigh News & Observer



Legionnaires’ disease claims another life in NC, now 3rd confirmed death – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Legionnaires’ disease claims another life in NC, now 3rd confirmed death  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro



Jackson Co. students learn about fire safety – WLOS

Jackson Co. students learn about fire safety  WLOS



Suspect who led deputies on two-county chase apprehended after use of ‘stop sticks’ – FOX Carolina

Suspect who led deputies on two-county chase apprehended after use of ‘stop sticks’  FOX Carolina



Does Florida hemp experience raise caution flags for NC? – The Progressive Pulse

Does Florida hemp experience raise caution flags for NC?  The Progressive Pulse

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