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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

News related to Jackson County, NC

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High bacteria levels found in 2 Jackson County creeks – WLOS

High bacteria levels found in 2 Jackson County creeks
WLOS
JACKSON COUNTY N.C. (WLOS) — A water watchdog organization is advising limited contact with the water in two Jackson County creeks due to elevated levels of bacteria. The Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River (WATR) collected …




New Jackson County Pepsi plant nearing completion – WLOS

New Jackson County Pepsi plant nearing completion
WLOS
… business volume and potentially new jobs created,” Jackson County Economic Development Director Rich Price said. Price said the new facility may be ready to open by this fall. He said it will distribute Pepsi products to six Western North Carolina




Un-American court demands Rowan County quit praying – Washington Times


Washington Times
Un-American court demands Rowan County quit praying
Washington Times
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 10-5 that Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners couldn't open their government sessions with prayer. What a travesty for America, the country that English writer and




Phillip Price announces candidacy for 11th US House district – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Phillip Price announces candidacy for 11th US House district
BlueRidgeNow.com
In a news release today, Price, a Democrat, said he is “called to public service to fight for the hard-working people of Western North Carolina whose voices are not being heard by politicians in Washington.” Price is a Nebo resident who has lived




Deer hit by car gives birth, then dies. NC trooper at scene becomes reluctant father – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
Deer hit by car gives birth, then dies. NC trooper at scene becomes reluctant father
Charlotte Observer
A trooper with the North Carolina Highway Patrol is winning hearts on social media for refusing to abandon a fawn that was born seconds after its mother was hit by a car in Jackson County. The incident, first reported in the Sylva Herald, happened June
NC State trooper rescues fawn after its mother was hit by a carNews & Observer

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Looking Back | July 20, 2017 – The Sylva Herald

Looking Back | July 20, 2017
The Sylva Herald
Three new assistant principals were announced by the Jackson County School Board: Ellen Hunter, Cullowhee Valley; Carolyn Pannell, Scotts Creek; and Neal Sellers, Smokey Mountain Elementary. • Jackson County's first Habitat for Humanity house was …


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