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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

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News related to Swain County, NC

“”swain county” nc” – Google News

After Five Years, Testimony Begins in Swain Co. Murder Trial – WLOS

After Five Years, Testimony Begins in Swain Co. Murder Trial  WLOS

SWAIN COUNTY, N. C. –Testimony begins for a Swain County man charged with murdering his girlfriend. Alex Crisp is on trial in the shooting death of …




Full week of testimony in Alex Crisp murder trial – WLOS

Full week of testimony in Alex Crisp murder trial  WLOS

It’s the end of the first week of testimony in the murder trial of Alex Crisp in Swain County. Crisp is charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend Summer …




Jury selection set to being Monday in Swain County murder trial from 5 years ago – WLOS

Jury selection set to being Monday in Swain County murder trial from 5 years ago  WLOS

Jury selection is set to begin Monday, August 5, 2019, in Swain County for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in 2014. Alexander Michael Crisp is charged …




Girl apologies to National Park Service for taking a rock home, sends adorable letter – KTVU San Francisco

Girl apologies to National Park Service for taking a rock home, sends adorable letter  KTVU San Francisco

FOX NEWS – One young lady is being praised for her impeccable manners for an apology note she wrote to the National Parks *Service* (NPS) rangers of the …




Swain County hoping more experience in key players will make them title contenders – WLOS

Swain County hoping more experience in key players will make them title contenders  WLOS

BRYSON CITY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Swain County Maroon Devils hope for big things in 2019. The Maroon Devils had a solid 7-6 record last season and a …




Alex Crisp murder trial likely to begin next week – WLOS

Alex Crisp murder trial likely to begin next week  WLOS

Jury selection continued Friday in Swain County for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in 2014. Alex Crisp faces murder charges in the shooting death of …


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