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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.


Swain County, NC at Genforum

News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

All-WNC softball team – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
All-WNC softball team
Asheville Citizen-Times
Pearson (14-0 with four saves) was named the N.C. Softball Coaches Association 3-A West co-pitcher of the year and the Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the year for a second time after maintaining a 1.57 earned-run average with 101 strikeouts in

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Excessive Force Allegations at Swain Jail – WLOS

Excessive Force Allegations at Swain Jail
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — The SBI is investigating allegations of excessive force against an inmate at the Swain County jail. The claims come from now former deputy Adam Cutler. In a letter to the sheriff and county commissioners, Cutler says deputy Robert …




Freedom Fest, Cherokee Powwow this weekend – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Freedom Fest, Cherokee Powwow this weekend
Smoky Mountain Times
Learn about the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the cost of park land, US Forest Service Land and the TVA has had for Swain County in a talk by David Monteith, Swain County commissioner and county native. The free, 30-minute …

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NC Senate tax plan pits rural against urban – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
NC Senate tax plan pits rural against urban
Asheville Citizen-Times
The change would shift sales tax proceeds from larger urban and commercial centers like Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh to more rural counties like Madison County and Swain County in WNC and many smaller counties in Eastern North Carolina.

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Erwin/US Army 7-on-7 tournament schedule – Asheville Citizen-Times

Erwin/US Army 7-on-7 tournament schedule
Asheville Citizen-Times
Here is the schedule for the July 16 event at Erwin which features 16 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee: Erwin/U.S. Army 7-on-7 football tournament. July 16 at Erwin … Swain County vs. Berry Academy, Field 4. ROUND 2. 10 a.m

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WNC Youth Calendar – USA TODAY High School Sports


USA TODAY High School Sports
WNC Youth Calendar
USA TODAY High School Sports
Staff includes Greenies coach Mark Moroz as well as Swain County legend Heath Shuler. More information and an … Camp is open to middle school and high school runners and the camp director is N.C. State coach Rollie Geiger. The cost is $450 for day …

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