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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.


Swain County, NC at Genforum

News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

Update: Main roads ‘excellent, back roads ‘trouble’ – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Update: Main roads 'excellent, back roads 'trouble'
Asheville Citizen-Times
Interstates, clear with possible icy spots; U.S./N.C. routes, clear with possible icy spots; secondary roads, covered with snow and ice. Swain County. U.S./N.C. routes, partially covered with snow and ice; secondary roads, covered with snow and ice.

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Asheville snowstorm coverage Thursday – Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville snowstorm coverage Thursday
Asheville Citizen-Times
Power outages: As of now, Duke Energy is reporting almost 2,000 customers are without power in Western North Carolina. Hardest hit are residents in Jackson County, where there are 961 outages. Also, 542 Duke customers in Swain County are without …

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Basketball returns in a big way? – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Basketball returns in a big way?
Asheville Citizen-Times
Many school systems in Western North Carolina are still closed, but Friday is expected to see the most games played by mountain basketball teams in the past two weeks. Here is Friday's schedule for … 29 Swain County (9-16) at No. 4 East Montgomery
Snow postpones WNC playoff gamesUSA TODAY High School Sports

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Senate OKs bill allowing officials to opt out of marriage duties – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Senate OKs bill allowing officials to opt out of marriage duties
Asheville Citizen-Times
Josh Stein, D-Wake, said the bill would "open up the floodgates to discrimination." A ticket taker at the N.C. Zoo could refuse to sell tickets to a family headed by same-sex spouses or a county health nurse could decline to help people seeking

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Winter strikes Swain County – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Winter strikes Swain County
Smoky Mountain Times
The first winter storm of the season brought snow and ice to Western North Carolina this week. A wintery mix swept through Swain County on Monday afternoon starting at approximately 1 p.m., bringing snow followed by ice to the area. The weather did …




First big snow of winter follows bitter cold – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
First big snow of winter follows bitter cold
Smoky Mountain Times
By Friday, Western North Carolina saw temperatures begin to increase. … So far, Swain County Schools students, who were out all of last week, as well as from Tuesday, Wednesday (and likely today) will not have to make up any of these snow days yet.


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