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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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Swain senior to miss graduation after fall from water tower – WLOS


WLOS
Swain senior to miss graduation after fall from water tower
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At the Swain County Football Stadium, some students say the water tower is a source of intrigue. Student Kaleb VanMiddlesworth says it's the challenge most wouldn't dare to take on. "But this is the first time I've actually heard of someone climbing it




Three arrested after 4-year-old suffers traumatic brain injuries – WLOS


WLOS
Three arrested after 4-year-old suffers traumatic brain injuries
WLOS
WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Three people face child abuse charges after a 4-year-old was seriously injured. Daniel Lucas Crowder, Diane Lowery Crowder and Laura Gray Lowery were arrested and charged with felony child abuse on Friday. Lowery is …




Missing NC children found after nearly 2 years; mother charged – fox2now.com

Missing NC children found after nearly 2 years; mother charged
fox2now.com
CHEROKEE, NC (WHNS) — Three western North Carolina children who were reported missing nearly two years ago have been located and a warrant has been issued for their mother's arrest. In November 2014, police on the Cherokee Indian Reservation said

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NC Forest Service warns of insect damage to eastern white pines in WNC – Mountain Xpress (blog)

NC Forest Service warns of insect damage to eastern white pines in WNC
Mountain Xpress (blog)
RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is encouraging land owners in Western North Carolina to watch for signs of damage in eastern white pines following reports of declining health in some of those trees in Ashe, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania

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Building a Map of Zika-bearing Mosquitoes, One Tiny Egg at a Time – North Carolina Health News


North Carolina Health News
Building a Map of Zika-bearing Mosquitoes, One Tiny Egg at a Time
North Carolina Health News
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended to states, North Carolina is updating its census of mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus. Just in case. By Catherine Clabby. Each week, Anastasia Figurskey hides 15 plastic …

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Rowan Extension has new livestock, crop agent – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Rowan Extension has new livestock, crop agent
Salisbury Post
Watts has also written articles on her activities and spoken about them on the radio. She attended training in Swain County last week. Currently, Watts is attending the North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents Association meeting in


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