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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

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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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Swain County would get $20 million in Smokies settlement money from Trump budget – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain County would get $20 million in Smokies settlement money from Trump budget
Asheville Citizen-Times
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Murphy’s David Gentry: “I’m coming back” – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Murphy's David Gentry: "I'm coming back"
Asheville Citizen-Times
He also coached the North Carolina team to a win in the 2017 Shrine Bowl. Swain County coach Neil Blakenship called Gentry a "true lifer of the game of football." "Not many coaches do what he has done," said Blakenship, whose Maroon Devils play in the




Tillis lauds National Park Service decision to provide $35.2 million for Swain Co. North Shore Road settlement – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Tillis lauds National Park Service decision to provide $35.2 million for Swain Co. North Shore Road settlement
Mountain Xpress (blog)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the Trump Administration for requesting that the National Park Service (NPS) provide Swain County with funds to cover all outstanding financial obligations for the North Shore Road




Clampitt files for second term – The Mountaineer


The Mountaineer
Clampitt files for second term
The Mountaineer
N.C. Rep. Mike Clampitt (R-Bryson City) filed paperwork with the Swain County Board of Elections late last week solidifying his candidacy for re-election. Clampitt said his goals for a second term are continuing to help legislative leaders promote pro




WNC school closings, delays for Tuesday, Jan. 30 – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC school closings, delays for Tuesday, Jan. 30
Asheville Citizen-Times
Some wintry weather caused school districts in Western North Carolina to alter their schedules for Tuesday: Closings: Buncombe County Schools. Haywood County Schools. Henderson County Schools. Jackson County Schools. Madison County Schools. Mitchell


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