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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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WNC magistrate resigns, objects to same-sex marriage – Asheville Citizen-Times


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WNC magistrate resigns, objects to same-sex marriage
Asheville Citizen-Times
BRYSON CITY – Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove resigned Monday because of his personal objection to same-sex marriage. "It was my only option," said … North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban was struck down Oct. 10. The judgment …
Judge resigns so he won't have to marry gay couplesUSA TODAY

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Major Pot Bust in Swain Co. – WLOS


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Major Pot Bust in Swain Co.
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SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — A father and son are in jail accused of growing marijuana after officers find nearly 1,000 pot plants in Swain County on Friday. Officers raided the home of Jerry Berry and his son Joshua on Conard Circle, not far from the




Father, son in NC accused of growing up to $2 million worth of marijuana – myfox8.com

Father, son in NC accused of growing up to $2 million worth of marijuana
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WHNS-TV reported that Jerry Monroe Berry and Joshua Monroe Berry were arrested Friday in connection to what may be Swain County's largest-ever marijuana bust. Deputies said the investigation started at the end of July when North Carolina State Bureau …
Sheriff: largest marijuana bust in Swain Co. historyWHNS Greenville

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Magistrate Resigns Rather than Officiate Gay Marriages – WLOS


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Magistrate Resigns Rather than Officiate Gay Marriages
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SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Even though same sex marriage is law now in North Carolina, some magistrates are refusing to perform gay marriages citing religious beliefs. One of Swain County's magistrates, Gilbert Breedlove is resigning rather than marry gay …
2 North Carolina magistrates resign over same-sex marriageWTVD-TV
NC Magistrates Resigning Over Same-Sex MarriagesChristian Broadcasting Network
Second NC magistrate resigns over same-sex marriagemyfox8.com

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NC Judge Resigns Rather Than Perform Gay Marriages – Charisma News


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NC Judge Resigns Rather Than Perform Gay Marriages
Charisma News
A North Carolina judge has resigned rather than being forced to perform same-sex marriages, because they collide with his religious beliefs. Swain County Magistrate Gilbert Breedlove, 57, said he resigned Monday because of his personal objection to …
North Carolina Conservatives Resist Accepting Defeat On Marriage EqualityTowleroad
North Carolina Judge Resigns So He Won't Have To Conduct Gay Marriages Christian Post
North Carolina judge resigns in protest after Supreme Court shoots down same Raw Story

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N.C. judge resigns to avoid marrying gay couples – WTSP 10 News


WTSP 10 News
N.C. judge resigns to avoid marrying gay couples
WTSP 10 News
BRYSON CITY (Citizen Times) – Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove resigned Monday because of his personal objection to same-sex marriage. "It was my only option," said Breedlove, 57. "We were directed we had to perform the marriages, …

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