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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.


Swain County, NC at Genforum

News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

4th man pleads guilty in killing at Swain County boat ramp – WLOS


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4th man pleads guilty in killing at Swain County boat ramp
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SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A fourth man has entered a guilty plea for the killing of a Swain County man. Correy Price pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of Joe Caston. RELATED | Second man …




Painting helps Swain County artist heal – Smoky Mountain News

Painting helps Swain County artist heal
Smoky Mountain News
But that's why her work is so popular. For locals, they recognize the Swain County landscapes of Alarka, Noland Creek and Deep Creek. For tourists, they want something to remind them of their trip to Western North Carolina. “I think they can see the




WNC under winter storm warning – Smoky Mountain Times

WNC under winter storm warning
Smoky Mountain Times
Forecasters are now predicting Western North Carolina could see more snow than previously thought with predictions up to 7” for parts of Swain County and other surrounding counties as a low pressure system moves across the region. The National Weather …




State budget hurts Swain’s needy children – Smoky Mountain News

State budget hurts Swain's needy children
Smoky Mountain News
According to Feeding America (feedingamerica.org), 2,500 people of Swain County's 14,000 don't know the source of their next meal, and around 30 perent of our children don't eat three meals a day. Out of 100 counties in North Carolina, Swain is …




10 Places in the US to See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, One in Swain County, North Carolina – High Country Press

10 Places in the US to See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, One in Swain County, North Carolina
High Country Press
NationalEclipse.com, one of the leading web sites dedicated to the upcoming total solar eclipse to occur in the U.S. on August 21, 2017, has revealed “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse.” The list, which represents a slightly different take

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Main roads mostly clear Monday, many back roads icy in WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Main roads mostly clear Monday, many back roads icy in WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
Interstates, clear; U.S. and N.C. routes, clear; secondary roads, clear with possible icy spots. Rutherford County. U.S. and N.C. routes, clear with possible icy spots; secondary roads, clear with possible icy spots. Swain County. U.S. and N.C. routes

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