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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.


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News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

Child abuse investigation underway after boy brought to ER with bruises, burns – WLOS

Child abuse investigation underway after boy brought to ER with bruises, burns
WLOS
WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C.– Investigators in Swain County are looking into the alleged abuse of a 4-year-old boy. According to the search warrant filed at the Swain County courthouse, the boy ended up in the local hospital on April 4, not breathing.

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Swain County to sue federal government over North Shore Road settlement money – Smoky Mountain News

Swain County to sue federal government over North Shore Road settlement money
Smoky Mountain News
Three U.S. representatives from North Carolina have taken up the fight in Washington for Swain County. Rep. Charles Taylor was adamantly against the settlement and wanted the government to honor its original agreement to replace the road. Rep.




Road to Nowhere: Swain County sues federal government for more than $38 million – WLOS


WLOS
Road to Nowhere: Swain County sues federal government for more than $38 million
WLOS
WLOS — SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — County commissioners in Swain County voted unanimously to sue the federal government for more than $38 million. They say it's what the government owes the county for destroying the North Shore Road in the 1940s, …




Thriving tourism economy equals tax relief – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Thriving tourism economy equals tax relief
Smoky Mountain Times
According to an annual study by Western Carolina University in 2015, each of the 8,793 households in Swain County saved $1,742 in state and local taxes thanks to tourism in 2014, the highest of western North Carolina counties. “Tourism is one of the




Great Smoky Mountains Railroad tests emergency procedure for train crash – WLOS


WLOS
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad tests emergency procedure for train crash
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Swain County first responders teamed up with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad to prepare for the worst: A crash between a train and a car. According to stats from the Federal Railroad Administration, the number of fatalities

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Lady Tigers Sweep Maroon Devils In Doubleheader – Rosman NC – The Transylvania Times

Lady Tigers Sweep Maroon Devils In Doubleheader – Rosman NC
The Transylvania Times
Marissa Henson fires to first base for a put-out during game one of Rosman's doubleheader against Swain County on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers swept both games, moving into sole possession of second place in the Smoky Mountain Conference. (Times …

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