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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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Shuler pokes fun at himself in new ads – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Shuler pokes fun at himself in new ads
Asheville Citizen-Times
Former Swain County quarterback Heath Shuler passed for 7,098 career yards in high school and went on to have a great college football career at Tennessee. He was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1993. But like several of his co-stars in a new …




Swain County News Exchange – Carolina Public Press


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Swain County News Exchange
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Swain polling place moves to Cherokee – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Swain polling place moves to Cherokee
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fr birdtown Swain County voters living in Cherokee and Whittier will begin a new routine on Election Day this November. The precinct's longtime polling place in Whittier is moving five miles down the road to Birdtown, a change that board of elections




Swain bridge to be named in honor of Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Swain bridge to be named in honor of Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Maxwell, along with fellow veterans Bill Williams and Bruce Cochran, were instrumental in getting the North Carolina Department of Transportation on board with naming the bridge — located off U.S. 74, Exit 64 — in Brendle's honor. It wasn't an easy sell.




AAA: Graham most dangerous county for traffic – Asheville Citizen-Times

AAA: Graham most dangerous county for traffic
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