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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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GSMNP helps Swain County Schools get federal Impact Aid funding – WLOS


WLOS
GSMNP helps Swain County Schools get federal Impact Aid funding
WLOS
GSMNP partnered with Swain County Schools to prepare documentation for Impact Aid funding through the Department of Education, and the county has been approved for $577,000 in federal fund to help meet school needs. The project was spearheaded by …




Swain County receives federal funding for schools – Smoky Mountain News

Swain County receives federal funding for schools
Smoky Mountain News
Richard Burr, R-NC, helped lead efforts to make the county eligible to apply for the Impact Aid funding for the 2016-17 school year. The project was spearheaded by Swain County resident Leonard Winchester, who contacted GSMNP Superintendent Cassius …




High bacteria levels found in 2 Jackson County creeks – WLOS

High bacteria levels found in 2 Jackson County creeks
WLOS
JACKSON COUNTY N.C. (WLOS) — A water watchdog organization is advising limited contact with the water in two Jackson County creeks due to elevated levels of bacteria. … I'll definitely step that up,” Swain County resident Aaron Nemerov said.




Park assists NC county with obtaining funds to help meet school needs – Maryville Daily Times

Park assists NC county with obtaining funds to help meet school needs
Maryville Daily Times
The project was spearheaded by Swain County resident Leonard Winchester, who contacted GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash for assistance. The application process required documentation of all the deeds and surveys for each parcel from the time of …




State urges public to avoid algal blooms in 2 WNC lakes – WLOS


WLOS
State urges public to avoid algal blooms in 2 WNC lakes
WLOS
Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources are urging people to avoid contact with algal blooms that have been identified at Waterville Lake in Haywood County and the Tuckasegee arm of Fontana Lake in Swain County. (Photo credit: MGN / CSIRO …

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Solar eclipse is a hot ticket in the Carolinas. Here’s what you need to know. – Charlotte Observer


Charlotte Observer
Solar eclipse is a hot ticket in the Carolinas. Here's what you need to know.
Charlotte Observer
The second thing is that with a roughly 70-mile-wide swath in total eclipse, including North Carolina's western mountains and a broad slice of South Carolina, all you really need is a clear view of the sky and a safe place to look up. With eclipse

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