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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.


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News related to Swain County, NC

“swain county” nc – Google News

Swain County Schools on 2-hour delay after strong storms – WLOS


WLOS
Swain County Schools on 2-hour delay after strong storms
WLOS
BRYSON CITY, N.C. (WLOS) — Swain County Schools are operating on a 2-hour delay Wednesday morning after strong storms leads to power outages. As of 5:30AM, Duke Energy is reporting over 3,000 outages in Swain County. Duke is still assessing the …

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Bryson City man convicted in child’s rape case – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Bryson City man convicted in child's rape case
Asheville Citizen-Times
David Joe Shuler, 52, of Bryson City, was sentenced to serve a minimum of 58 months to a maximum of 82 months, roughly four to seven years, at the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections following a Swain County Superior court jury's conviction, …




Former Swain DSS worker pleads guilty to forgery in Cherokee toddler’s death – WLOS

Former Swain DSS worker pleads guilty to forgery in Cherokee toddler's death
WLOS
CHEROKEE/SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A second former Swain County DSS worker has pleaded guilty in a case relating to the death of a Cherokee toddler six years ago. Aubrey Littlejohn died while in the care of her great-aunt, Ladybird Powell, who …




Clampitt files legislation to recoup money for Swain – Smoky Mountain News

Clampitt files legislation to recoup money for Swain
Smoky Mountain News
“The genesis of this bill was an agreement signed in 1943 between the Tennessee Valley Authority, the United States Department of Interior, the State of North Carolina, and Swain County to construct a road through the Great Smoky Mountains National




School closings, delays for March 14 – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
School closings, delays for March 14
Asheville Citizen-Times
Winter weather overnight and into Tuesday is leading some Western North Carolina school systems to announce delays and closures. Closed on Tuesday: A-B Tech Community … Smoky Mountain, two-hour delay. Swain County Schools, two-hour delay.

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Clampitt bill would enlist AG in Smokies fight – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Clampitt bill would enlist AG in Smokies fight
Asheville Citizen-Times
The state House on Thursday quickly passed a bill directing the attorney general to investigate legal options to get the federal government to pay a $39.2 million outstanding debt to Swain County. The debt stems from a 2010 … He said he hopes passage


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