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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

Another WNC school district drops corporal punishment – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Another WNC school district drops corporal punishment
Asheville Citizen-Times
BRYSON CITY – The Swain County school system has joined other mountain districts in dropping the use of corporal punishment, according to school officials. Under the old policy, corporal punishment … Three school districts in North Carolina




State Clean Water trust funds conservation in WNC – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
State Clean Water trust funds conservation in WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times
•Little Tennessee River: $270,000 toward a project that will conserve 128 acres on the Little Tennessee River in Swain County. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will use a grant from the CWMTF and money from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to …

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Study shows Swain benefited most from ACA – Smoky Mountain News

Study shows Swain benefited most from ACA
Smoky Mountain News
More than 10 million people now have health care coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, and Swain County residents benefited from the new law more than any other county in North Carolina. According to data released by Enroll America, a nonprofit …




SHP graduate will be posted in Jackson – The Sylva Herald


The Sylva Herald
SHP graduate will be posted in Jackson
The Sylva Herald
The N.C. State Highway Patrol hosted its 136th Basic Patrol School graduation on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Colonial Baptist Church in … academic and physical training. One of the graduates, Travis Cochran of Swain County, will be stationed in Jackson




Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC – The Transylvania Times


The Transylvania Times
Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC
The Transylvania Times
Tigers Falter At Swain County In 56-36 Loss – Rosman NC. November 3, 2014 | Vol.128– No. 88. Tiger quarterback Josh Rice scampers towards the end zone with the Maroon Devil defense in hot pursuit Friday night. Rice scored twice for Rosman.




Father, son in NC accused of growing up to $2 million worth of marijuana – myfox8.com

Father, son in NC accused of growing up to $2 million worth of marijuana
myfox8.com
WHNS-TV reported that Jerry Monroe Berry and Joshua Monroe Berry were arrested Friday in connection to what may be Swain County's largest-ever marijuana bust. Deputies said the investigation started at the end of July when North Carolina State Bureau …
Sheriff: largest marijuana bust in Swain Co. historyWHNS Greenville

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