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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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Swain County schools get water bottle filling stations – WLOS


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Swain County schools get water bottle filling stations
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WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — When Swain schools start Aug. 22, students will see something new in all five of the county's schools. They'll have water bottle filling stations providing filtered, cold water. “We all recognize that healthy well hydrated

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New landlines no longer available in Swain County – Smoky Mountain News

New landlines no longer available in Swain County
Smoky Mountain News
“However, Frontier Communications is heavily invested in the North Carolina communities it serves and has no plans to discontinue services in any of those areas, including Swain County,” Elek said. “In fact, Frontier continues to invest in Western




Swain County football team is ready to make the community proud once again – WLOS


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Swain County football team is ready to make the community proud once again
WLOS
CANTON, NC — The Swain County football team traveled to Canton on Friday night to take part in a preseason scrimmage with Pisgah and Mountain Heritage. The Maroon Devils have built a strong tradition over the years, thanks to the leadership of head …

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Brookshire, Mustangs look to build on 1st win – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Brookshire, Mustangs look to build on 1st win
Asheville Citizen-Times
Smoky Mountain played one of the perennially-best 1-A programs in Western North Carolina last week and the assignment is the same on Friday. Swain County (0-1) is the team coming to Sylva for the very first football game on the Mustangs' new organic …

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Swain County preview: Staying healthy is key – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain County preview: Staying healthy is key
Asheville Citizen-Times
… tackle Issiah Bradley (7.4 tackles per game), who has transferred to Robbinsville. Note: The Citizen-Times will publish its annual Western North Carolina football preview in the Aug. 14 print edition. A complete preview of Swain County will be




2 men charged with passing counterfeit money – WLOS


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2 men charged with passing counterfeit money
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WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Two New York men are in custody in Swain County, charged with passing counterfeit bills. Anthony Terry Milien and Michael Bembry face several charges including uttering counterfeit money, using a forged instrument to …


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