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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

Final WNC track honor roll – USA TODAY High School Sports


USA TODAY High School Sports
Final WNC track honor roll
USA TODAY High School Sports
Josh Glynn (East Henderson), Cooper Reinert (Swain County), Payton Lange (Christ School) and Nathan Brown (East Henderson) 13-6; 3. Logan Anderson (North Buncombe), Troy Lieberman (Polk County) and Spencer Shade (Reynolds) 13-0. 110-meter …

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Update: Authorities investigate bomb threats made to WNC counties – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Update: Authorities investigate bomb threats made to WNC counties
Asheville Citizen-Times
JACKSON COUNTY – After a bomb threat was made to three courthouses in Western North Carolina on Thursday, authorities were continuing to investigate the threat Friday. Jackson County received a 911 call from an unknown caller who stated there was a …
Investigation ongoing after bomb threat targeting mountain courthousesWLOS

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Swain girls track wins 1-A state championship – USA TODAY High School Sports


USA TODAY High School Sports
Swain girls track wins 1-A state championship
USA TODAY High School Sports
GREENSBORO – Swain County's girls were the clear-cut favorite for Friday's NCHSAA 1-A track meet. They still had to go out and earn it. The Maroon Devils (65 points) did just that over the course of 18 events at North Carolina A&T for their first-ever

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Nature Journal: Tracking the fish crow into WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Nature Journal: Tracking the fish crow into WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
Through the years we have occasionally encountered birds that weren't supposed to be in Western North Carolina or Swain County, where we live. More often than not they could be categorized as transient or erratic species — that is, birds just passing …




Get the update on Jackson’s water quality – Smoky Mountain News

Get the update on Jackson's water quality
Smoky Mountain News
Since 2006, the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River and the N.C. Division of Water Quality have been collecting data on the two Jackson County creeks, showing fluctuating levels of bacteria that sometimes vastly exceed the safe limit for

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A strained relationship: Suspicion of NPS lingers among some backcountry users, parkside communities – Smoky Mountain News

A strained relationship: Suspicion of NPS lingers among some backcountry users, parkside communities
Smoky Mountain News
“I was born in '46, so I came along a few years after the park established,” said David Monteith, a Swain County commissioner and native of the county. “In the 30s, when the first park came in, my dad lived on Bear Creek right at the falls. My dad was


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