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Swain County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 12,968. Its county seat is Bryson City.

Swain County is home of the Nantahala River (along with Macon County, North Carolina). The Nantahala is one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in the nation.
The county was formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County. It was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835, and president of the University of North Carolina from 1835 to 1868.

In 2004, the Swain County High School football team captured its seventh state football championship. The Maroon Devils as a team won three consecutive state championships (1988, 1989, 1990) several honorable players were on this team while being led by former University of Tennessee and National Football League quarterback and current U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (Source: North Carolina High School Athletic Association).

In 2006, the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NC-200610) was established at Swain County High School. The unit was created to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Source: WIkipedia.

Swain County Genealogy Resources

Swain County NCGenweb site

Swain County NCGenWeb Archives

Swain County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 267
Bryson City, NC 28713

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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Swain County Government

Swain County Government – Official Site
Register of Deeds
Administration Building
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1183
Bryson City, NC 28713
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Marianna Black Public Library
33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

828-488-3030
Fax: 828-488-9857
LIBRARY HOURS
Mon 10 am – 5:30 pm
Tue 10 am – 7 pm
Wed 10 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 10 am – 7 pm
Fri 10 am – 4 pm
Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Sun Closed

Cities and Towns

* Bryson City
* Cherokee
* Whittier

Townships:

Charleston
Forney Creek
Nantahala.

Census

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Swain County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Swain County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Swain County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Swain County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Jackelwin on “Nicholas Stegall”

Looking for information about Nicholas Stegall B. about 1800 – 1810. Married Frankie Trull. Would like to have names of his parents and also names of their children. This is NOT the Nicolas Stegall who married Frances (Frankie) Fenley.


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News related to Swain County, NC

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False Alarms in Swain County Could Soon Cost – WLOS

False Alarms in Swain County Could Soon Cost
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Have a false alarm in Swain County might get you a fine in the future. Sheriff Curtis Cochran told commissioners his department responded to more than 1,000 calls between January and November, many of them false alarms.




YMCA camp coming to Swain County – Smoky Mountain News

YMCA camp coming to Swain County
Smoky Mountain News
YMCA representatives were in Bryson City recently for a public hearing with the Swain County Board of Commissioners. Because the organization is pursuing recreation bonds to help finance the camp — as well as other ventures in Western North Carolina …




Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC – The Transylvania Times


The Transylvania Times
Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC
The Transylvania Times
Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC. November 3, 2014 | Vol.128– No. 88. Tiger quarterback Josh Rice scampers towards the end zone with the Maroon Devil defense in hot pursuit Friday night. Rice scored twice for Rosman.




Mechatronics program to prepare new-age manufacturing workers – Smoky Mountain News

Mechatronics program to prepare new-age manufacturing workers
Smoky Mountain News
“This place is an erector set on steroids,” marveled N.C. Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin. … “It's a great place for people to become highly trained and get better jobs and provide better for their families,” said Swain County Commission Chairman Phil Carson.




The local deal: Small businesses look for their share of holiday shoppers – Smoky Mountain News

The local deal: Small businesses look for their share of holiday shoppers
Smoky Mountain News
Small business owners around the Western North Carolina region are hopeful the Small Business Saturday event will lead people to invest more of their purchasing power with small businesses. “I think it's good because it kind of reminds people to shop

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Christmas in Appalachia – Smoky Mountain News

Christmas in Appalachia
Smoky Mountain News
As the temperatures drop in Western North Carolina, the fun only heats up. The holiday season here is filled with events and activities … An outdoor Christmas concert will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 at the Swain County Visitor Center. www

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