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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

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Guilty Plea In Swain County Beating Death – WLOS


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Guilty Plea In Swain County Beating Death
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — Two years ago, eight men were charged with murder after allegedly beating a man to death on an old boat ramp in Swain County. Tuesday afternoon, a plea deal took place at the courthouse in Bryson City for the one defendant …

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Inappropriate Relationship Allegations Lead To Teacher’s Dismissal – WLOS

Inappropriate Relationship Allegations Lead To Teacher's Dismissal
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — A teacher in Swain County has been fired over allegations she had an inappropriate intimate relationship with a student. Sierra Summer Hughes, 24, taught physical education at Swain Middle School and coached track at the high …

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Many Alamance County children born into tough circumstances – Greensboro News & Record

Many Alamance County children born into tough circumstances
Greensboro News & Record
A report issued this month by NC Child showed that one in 14 births in Alamance County is to a mother who received very late or no prenatal care. More children are also receiving early intervention services from the county than before and a quarter of

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Sentencing for DSS Worker in Toddler Death Case Postponed Again – WLOS

Sentencing for DSS Worker in Toddler Death Case Postponed Again
WLOS
SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. — One of two former Swain County DSS workers was sentenced on Wednesday after a toddler died in 2011 during a child abuse investigation. Both social workers pleaded guilty to charges relating to Aubrey Littlejohn's death. Instead of …




WNC Youth Sports Calendar – Asheville Citizen-Times

WNC Youth Sports Calendar
Asheville Citizen-Times
Staff includes Greenies coach Mark Moroz as well as Swain County legend Heath Shuler. More information and an … Camp is open to middle school and high school runners and the camp director is N.C. State coach Rollie Geiger. The cost is $450 for day …




Cherokee Preservation Foundation executive director resigns – Cherokee One Feather


Cherokee One Feather
Cherokee Preservation Foundation executive director resigns
Cherokee One Feather
An EBCI tribal member, Clapsaddle will return to the classroom as a teacher at Swain County High School and continue her creative writing. “Speaking for all the board and the staff, we are of course very disappointed to learn of Annette's decision to


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