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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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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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Free clinic to serve uninsured in Swain County – Smoky Mountain News

Free clinic to serve uninsured in Swain County
Smoky Mountain News
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Catching up on commitments – USA TODAY High School Sports


USA TODAY High School Sports
Catching up on commitments
USA TODAY High School Sports
Swain County senior Jake Marr has signed to play college football for Carson-Newman (Tenn.). As of today, there are now 92 Western North Carolina athletes who have committed or signed to play college sports. Coaches, parents and athletes, if you know

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Several Swain residents snowed in over weekend – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Several Swain residents snowed in over weekend
Smoky Mountain Times
Some Swain County residents experienced power outages due to the storm. According to Duke Energy, some Swain County residents were out of power starting on Friday morning at 5:15 a.m. The peak number of outages was 2,343 Duke Energy customers …




Warrants Released on Swain County School Threat – WLOS

Warrants Released on Swain County School Threat
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Search warrants revealed new information in the case of a student who allegedly claimed ISIS directed him to blow up a mountain high school. A search warrant indicates the student, who studies at home but is in the Swain School …




Free clinic brings physical, spiritual healing – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Free clinic brings physical, spiritual healing
Smoky Mountain Times
Dr. Frank VanMiddlesworth, the primary physician, works in the emergency department at the Swain Community Hospital, and he saw a need to open a free clinic after lines of people were forming, waiting to get into the ER at Swain County hospital and




Swain County Man Killed While Tree Cutting – WLOS

Swain County Man Killed While Tree Cutting
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — The Swain County Sheriff's Office made a gruesome discovery Friday afternoon on Lower Alarka Road. That's where Sheriff Curtis Cochran says Roscoe Lindsay was found dead at about 5 p.m. on his property where he was cutting …


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