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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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News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

Swain duo finalizes college choices – Asheville Citizen-Times

Swain duo finalizes college choices
Asheville Citizen-Times
Zachary's accomplishments include All Conference 2013, All Western 2013, NC Preps All-State 2013, as well as Lineman of the Year 2013. Swain County High School is pleased to announce that Maroon Devil standout Raymius Smith has signed to continue …




HS notes: Swain’s Smith, Weeks pick colleges – Asheville Citizen-Times

HS notes: Swain's Smith, Weeks pick colleges
Asheville Citizen-Times
With the two award winners leading the way, Swain County (12-3) won the SMC championship for the third consecutive year and advanced to the 1-AA Western Regional championship game. Smith threw for more than 6,000 career yards, … Mountain Heritage




Cycling season, friction in high gear – Asheville Citizen-Times

Cycling season, friction in high gear
Asheville Citizen-Times
Last year in Swain County, an 84-year-old triathlete was killed on his bike after being struck on N.C. 28. In 2011, America recorded 677 fatal bicycle/vehicle collisions, including 25 in North Carolina. Some 48,000 cyclists were injured. But cycling




Gov. McCrory Announces Appointments – High Country Press

Gov. McCrory Announces Appointments
High Country Press
R. Michael Eury (Cabarrus County) – Eury is the executive director of the Concord Museum which is part of the Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. Kathryn Aldridge (Guilford County) – Aldridge is a professor at the University of North Carolina at




McCrory appoints members to NC health councils – The Voter Update Magazine


The Voter Update Magazine
McCrory appoints members to NC health councils
The Voter Update Magazine
Seven members were named to the N.C. Institute Of Medicine, an independent, quasi-state agency tasked with providing “balanced, nonpartisan information on issues of relevance to the health of North Carolina's population.” The term length is four years

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NC soldier returns home, surprises family – myfox8.com

NC soldier returns home, surprises family
myfox8.com
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. – A soldier from the mountains arrived home early and surprised his daughter at Swain County High School on Saturday. WLOS reported that Sergeant First Class Rob Crawford of Bryson City returned home this weekend after …

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