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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

WNC’s Friday night final high school football scores – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
WNC's Friday night final high school football scores
Asheville Citizen-Times
McDowell 42, Avery County 12, final. Rosman 42, Brevard 7, final. Franklin 34, Murphy 14, final. North Henderson 20, Polk County 14, final. Smoky Mountain 10, Swain County 0, final. West Henderson 42, Hendersonville 14, final. Mitchell 49, Cherokee 7




WNC football roundup – Asheville Citizen-Times

WNC football roundup
Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain County 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 — 0. Third Quarter. S-Devin Macke 25 FG, 6:04. Fourth Quarter. S-Zack Beck 5 run (Macke kick), 11:17. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS. RUSHING—S, Chris Miller 16-51, Jordan Cody 2-9, Trent Wright 8-4, Derek Fortner 6-3. SM, Beck 13

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Bryson City Alderman Rick Bryson to seek WNC House seat – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Bryson City Alderman Rick Bryson to seek WNC House seat
Asheville Citizen-Times
BRYSON CITY – Rick Bryson says he's running to represent most of Western North Carolina in the U.S. House so the region's young people won't have to do what he did: Leave the region to get a job. "I was one of those kids that got a technical education




Brevard Volleyball Opens Season With 3-0 Win At Swain – Brevard NC – The Transylvania Times

Brevard Volleyball Opens Season With 3-0 Win At Swain – Brevard NC
The Transylvania Times
The Brevard Lady Blue Devil volleyball team kicked off the 2015 season with a dominating performance last Thursday on the road against Swain County, picking up a 3-0 victory. Brevard swept the match in three sets, winning 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13.

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Fewer people want NC teaching jobs – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Fewer people want NC teaching jobs
Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain schools are seeing fewer WNC applicants, according to Regina Mathis, associate superintendent for Swain County Schools. She says she's not sure as many young people want to work in North Carolina schools. "It's sad because I still think it's a

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Preview: Could Swain County be SMC, state title contender? – USA TODAY High School Sports


USA TODAY High School Sports
Preview: Could Swain County be SMC, state title contender?
USA TODAY High School Sports
BRYSON CITY – Players come and go, and even a tradition-laden Western North Carolina football power like Swain County has changed coaches twice since 2008. But two things with the Maroon Devils never change – their offense or their standards.

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