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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

5th man enters guilty plea in Swain County boat ramp killing – WLOS


WLOS
5th man enters guilty plea in Swain County boat ramp killing
WLOS
Tuesday's conviction was the second murder conviction recorded this week in Swain County. On Monday, Nicholas Berlatsky, 35, was sentenced to a maximum of 22 years and 11 months in prison for the Nov. 30, 2012, killing and robbery of James Williams.
Fifth codefendant pleads guilty in Caston murderSmoky Mountain Times

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Lady Tigers Battle Hard, Fall To Swain County 72-56 – Rosman NC – The Transylvania Times


The Transylvania Times
Lady Tigers Battle Hard, Fall To Swain County 72-56 – Rosman NC
The Transylvania Times
It was a worthy effort on behalf of the Rosman Lady Tigers, but they couldn't rally past Swain County Friday night as the Maroon Devils took a 72-56 victory. After a slow start for both sides, Swain led 8-5 with just over two minutes left in the

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Harry Dale Monteith – The Mountaineer

Harry Dale Monteith
The Mountaineer
WAYNESVILLE — Harry Dale Monteith, 88, of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at The Homestead. He was born July 10, 1928, in Bushnell, NC, in Swain County to the late Harley Bowen and Dixie Savannah Moss Monteith. Harry served …




NCHSAA girls basketball playoffs – WNC’s first-round games – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
NCHSAA girls basketball playoffs – WNC's first-round games
Asheville Citizen-Times
Here are Western North Carolina's matchups for Tuesday's first round of the NCHSAA girls basketball playoffs. The full pairings can be found at this link.

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Live blog: WNC wrestlers go for state championships – Citizen Times – Asheville Citizen-Times (blog)


Asheville Citizen-Times (blog)
Live blog: WNC wrestlers go for state championships – Citizen Times
Asheville Citizen-Times (blog)
Keep checking back here for live, continuous updates from Saturday's championship finals of the NCHSAA 1-A, 2-A, 3-A and 4-A wrestling tournaments in …

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Applicants needed for Swain broadband committee – Smoky Mountain News

Applicants needed for Swain broadband committee
Smoky Mountain News
Commissioners are looking to make nine appointments to the committee — two county representatives, two Swain County Schools representatives, one Bryson City town representative and four at-large appointments. Committee members will serve a …


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