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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

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On The Trail: Decoration Days – CBS News


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On The Trail: Decoration Days
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This week on “Sunday Morning” (May 28) – CBS News


CBS News
This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 28)
CBS News
In the 1940s residents in Swain County, North Carolina were uprooted by the federal government, when their land was taken for a dam project. More than three decades later, they were allowed to make the arduous trek to the Bone Valley Cemetery, where …




Severe thunderstorms leave thousands without power – WYFF.com – WYFF Greenville

Severe thunderstorms leave thousands without power – WYFF.com
WYFF Greenville
Thousands woke up without power in the mountains after the storms brought down numerous trees and power lines. Advertisement. As of 1:45 p.m. Sunday, …

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Swain fights to change school funding formula – Smoky Mountain News

Swain fights to change school funding formula
Smoky Mountain News
While many local school districts are struggling to make ends meet these days, Swain County Schools is facing a much steeper battle to qualify for state and federal funds the district feels its students deserve. “We're struggling as most boards are




WNC hit by strong storms; chance of storms Monday – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC hit by strong storms; chance of storms Monday
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE — A strong line of thunderstorms moved through Western North Carolina overnight knocking down trees and causing power outages. There were reports of trees down in Swain County around Bryson City, in Jackson and Macon counties as well …




WCU study predicts uptick in summer tourism for WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WCU study predicts uptick in summer tourism for WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
Among the factors are the addition of a new themed steam engine trip at Swain County's Smoky Mountain Railroad, Jackson County's popular N.C. Fly Fishing Trail, the continuing draw of Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort along with new bike and hiking


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