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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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“swain county” nc – Google News

Family and friends want answers in ATV death – KeysNet


KeysNet
Family and friends want answers in ATV death
KeysNet
An Upper Keys man died July 4 in North Carolina the day after riding an all-terrain vehicle into a metal cable that someone slung across a path between two trees. But the Swain County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office said it is not investigating despite the




Sylva comes out against fracking – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Sylva comes out against fracking
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
In Western North Carolina, the fracking issue has generated a good bit of interest. A community group in opposition to fracking has formed in Swain County. A question-and-answer session with a Western Carolina University geologist drew a packed house

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Police closed Swain County ATV death case without questioning property owner – Charlotte Observer

Police closed Swain County ATV death case without questioning property owner
Charlotte Observer
The Western North Carolina trail where a tourist was killed earlier this month after riding an all-terrain vehicle into a metal cable had been used by riders for at least 14 years without incident. Although local authorities quickly concluded the trail
Police never questioned property owners before dismissing death as accidentKeysNet

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All-state honors for more WNC players – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
All-state honors for more WNC players
Asheville Citizen-Times
The 1-A consisted of Malachi Beaver (lineman), Bradley Puccio (tight end) and Tyler Wiley (defensive back) from Murphy as well as Spencer McCoy (running back/linebacker) from Swain County. No area players were selected to the NCPreps.com 3-A or 4-A …

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District 5 All-Stars win state title – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
District 5 All-Stars win state title
Asheville Citizen-Times
The District 5 Big League Softball team won the NC Big League Softball State Tournament played July 12th-13th in Jackson County. For the second year in a row, they will represent North Carolina in South East Regional play held in Florida later this month.




Spotlight on Swain’s McCoy – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Spotlight on Swain's McCoy
Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain County rising senior Spencer McCoy is one of six statewide football players who have received a full-length feature story in this year's N.C. Prep Football News Yearbook. Pre-orders for the books are being taken by NCPreps.com here. McCoy was an …


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