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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

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Wanted NC woman arrested in murder-for-hire plot – myfox8.com


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Wanted NC woman arrested in murder-for-hire plot
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BRYSON CITY, N.C. — A woman jailed in Swain County is charged for her involvement in an alleged murder-for-hire plot, reported WHNS. Swain County Deputies said Teresa Joy Johnson, 45, committed two counts of solicitation of another to commit the …
Sheriff: Wanted NC woman arrested in murder-for-hire plotWHNS Greenville
Woman arrested in murder for hire plotWALB-TV
Murder For Hire Plot UnravelsWLOS
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WNC Transportation: Swain County – Carolina Public Press

WNC Transportation: Swain County
Carolina Public Press
WNC Transportation is a new and permanent feature from Carolina Public Press offering road, public transportation, sidewalk, bike and greenway information for each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. It also includes information on road

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AP prep football poll for N.C. – Albany Times Union

AP prep football poll for N.C.
Albany Times Union
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 16, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers: …

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6 football teams unbeaten in Western North Carolina – Asheville Citizen-Times

6 football teams unbeaten in Western North Carolina
Asheville Citizen-Times
Young became the school's all-time leading tackler (186 stops) in last Friday's 24-12 win at Swain County. Fellow senior Dalton Cochran (321 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions) passed for 123 yards with a second-quarter touchdown to Zach …

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Swain Co. cops waited two days after crash to respond to scene where Key … – KeysNet


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Swain Co. cops waited two days after crash to respond to scene where Key
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Swain County, N.C., emergency medical service responders might not have notified police that a low-lying metal cable someone placed almost hidden across a dirt path gravely injured Shane Hamilton while he was riding his ATV in the western North …




Sen. Hagan introduces Great Smoky Mountains National Park Agreement Act – Cherokee One Feather

Sen. Hagan introduces Great Smoky Mountains National Park Agreement Act
Cherokee One Feather
“The people of Swain County have waited long enough for compensation from the Department of Interior,” said Sen. Hagan. “These funds provide an important investment in North Carolina, and I will continue to fight to ensure the federal government makes …

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