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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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False Alarms in Swain County Could Soon Cost – WLOS


WLOS
False Alarms in Swain County Could Soon Cost
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Have a false alarm in Swain County might get you a fine in the future. Sheriff Curtis Cochran told commissioners his department responded to more than 1,000 calls between January and November, many of them false alarms.




Smokies Association finishes $3.4 million investment in NC – Smoky Mountain News

Smokies Association finishes $3.4 million investment in NC
Smoky Mountain News
out swainmuseum The opening of the Swain County Visitor Center in downtown Bryson City this year represented the culmination of a $3.46 million investment from the Great Smoky Mountains Association on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky …
GSMA invests $3.4 million in North Carolina side of ParkThe Sylva Herald

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WNC Wells Fargo Cup standings – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC Wells Fargo Cup standings
Asheville Citizen-Times
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014 fall sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the …




Nearly Five Years Later, Congress Balking On “Road To Nowhere” Payments At … – National Parks Traveler

Nearly Five Years Later, Congress Balking On "Road To Nowhere" Payments At
National Parks Traveler
Nearly five years after what was considered to be an historic moment, Congress is dragging its feet to make good on a $52 million settlement with a North Carolina county that lost a community connection when Fontana Dam was built and its reservoir




National outlets highlight troubling local economic statistics – Mountain Xpress

National outlets highlight troubling local economic statistics
Mountain Xpress
Most counties in Western North Carolina have a higher percentage of men out of the work force than the national average. Swain County tops the list, with 34 percent of male residents between 25 and 54 years old out of work, according to the Times.

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Great Smoky Mountains Association completes $3.4M investment in North … – Mountain Xpress (blog)

Great Smoky Mountains Association completes $3.4M investment in North
Mountain Xpress (blog)
With the opening of the Swain County Visitor Center in downtown Bryson City this past September, Great Smoky Mountains Association wrote its final check toward a $3.46 million investment in projects located in the North Carolina section of Great Smoky …

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