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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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Algae blooms in Swain County put a damper on 4th of July – WLOS


WLOS
Algae blooms in Swain County put a damper on 4th of July
WLOS
WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Algae blooms have put a damper on 4th of July festivities on the coast of Florida but also in the mountains. That green slime is keeping almost everyone out of the water in Swain County. This time of year is when several …




Swain County to vote on quarter-cent sales tax – Smoky Mountain News

Swain County to vote on quarter-cent sales tax
Smoky Mountain News
If the sales tax referendum passes, the county's sales tax will increase from 6.75 percent to an even 7 percent and the revenue raised will be specifically designated for projects for Swain County Schools. County Manager Kevin King said the additional …

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Fundraisers & Benefits – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Fundraisers & Benefits
Asheville Citizen-Times
“A Rash of Stories” stage performance: To July 31, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville. Presented by …. Rafting for Kids Sake by Swain County Big Brothers Big Sisters: Aug. 20, 2-5 p.m., …

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Grand jury indicts Cherokee woman on kidnapping charges – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Grand jury indicts Cherokee woman on kidnapping charges
Asheville Citizen-Times
Shira Elizabeth Mattocks, 27, who is also known as Shira Elizabeth Raman, was charged in June after a criminal complaint had been filed with the Western North Carolina District of North Carolina, according to court records. Mattocks was charged with

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November election lineup complete – Smoky Mountain News

November election lineup complete
Smoky Mountain News
Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, will face frequent opponent and retired fire chief Mike Clampitt, a Swain County Republican who also ran against Queen in 2012 and 2014. Queen's district includes all of Jackson and Swain and counties, but only a sliver of …

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Folkmoot returning to Bryson City Tuesday – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Folkmoot returning to Bryson City Tuesday
Smoky Mountain Times
North Carolina's International Folk Festival Folkmoot returns to the region for the 33rd annual event Friday, July 21-Sunday, July 21. The cross-cultural event will be in Swain County on Tuesday, July 26 with four groups performing for the first time
Folkmoot expands programs, adds Asheville eventsMountain Xpress

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