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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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Gambling Bust Closes Three Businesses in Swain County – WLOS

Gambling Bust Closes Three Businesses in Swain County
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — A few businesses in Swain County are no longer operational after a gambling bust Wednesday. Dozens of gaming machines are now in the custody of the sheriff. Anonymous tips from the community got this all started. "When the …




Lightning Sparks Fire, Destroys Swain County House – WLOS

Lightning Sparks Fire, Destroys Swain County House
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Fire destroyed the home of a Swain County family during a severe storm on Tuesday night, and now the community is rallying behind them. The Hyatt family says lightning Tuesday shortly before 6 p.m. sparked the fire at their home




Illegal gaming operations shut down in Swain County – Cherokee One Feather


Cherokee One Feather
Illegal gaming operations shut down in Swain County
Cherokee One Feather
North Carolina officially banned such gambling operations when the N.C. Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law banning video sweepstakes in a decision issued Dec. 14, 2012. That decision reversed a State Court of Appeals decision earlier that …




Bryson City alderman running for Congress – Smoky Mountain News

Bryson City alderman running for Congress
Smoky Mountain News
While he was unsuccessful at securing a spot on the Swain County school board, he was elected to the town board of aldermen in 2013. He said his record on the board shows that he can get things done. For example, Bryson said he helped push through a …




Going rogue: Undercover bear poaching sting uses dubious tactics to trap hunters – Smoky Mountain News

Going rogue: Undercover bear poaching sting uses dubious tactics to trap hunters
Smoky Mountain News
Linda Crisp had been one of the most vocal critics of the operation that pulled in both federal and state agencies and deployed undercover wildlife agents to hunting circles in Western North Carolina and north Georgia. She spoke out and helped organize

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Vehicle crashes through fence, flips over – Smoky Mountain Times


Smoky Mountain Times
Vehicle crashes through fence, flips over
Smoky Mountain Times
… morning around 11:15 a.m., first responders were called to a wreck off of Ela Road in Whittier, where a Geo Tracker through inattention, ran over to the right of the road while traveling westbound on Ela Road, and went over an embankment, through


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