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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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Tigers Banish Devils 9-3 In Conference Action – Rosman NC
The Transylvania Times
The Rosman Tiger baseball team jumped on Swain County early and kept their foot on the gas through the second inning to win convincingly 9-3 over visiting Swain Tuesday afternoon. Rosman scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, and then




Turning through the years: Community invited to Carolina Wood Turning … – Smoky Mountain News

Turning through the years: Community invited to Carolina Wood Turning
Smoky Mountain News
… was making furniture from Western North Carolina lumber. The company made wood pump tubing, tanners' liquor logs and miscellaneous wood trimmings and solid bored colonial porch columns that can still be seen on older homes in Swain County.




Prep notebook: McGeorge resigns Heritage post; schools win for public service – News & Observer

Prep notebook: McGeorge resigns Heritage post; schools win for public service
News & Observer
Southern Durham, Garner honored: Southern Durham and Garner are among eight schools that won N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup awards. The Cup is designed to recognize athletic teams or cheerleading squads for community …

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Garner, Southern Durham win NCHSAA Commissioner’s Cup – HighSchoolOT


HighSchoolOT
Garner, Southern Durham win NCHSAA Commissioner's Cup
HighSchoolOT
Ardrey Kell traveled to Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 for the 4A Boy's High School State Chapionship game against Garner High School. Garner dominated in the first half of the game, though … The winners include Pender and Swain County




Judges Say Gay Marriage Forced Them Out – Courthouse News Service

Judges Say Gay Marriage Forced Them Out
Courthouse News Service
Breedlove, a former Marine, lives in Swain County, N.C. and served as a magistrate for about 24 years until he resigned on October 21, 2014. He too is a Christian and is a member of the New Testament Independent Missionary Baptist Church. Breedlove …




Now judges sue over same-sex ‘marriage’ – WND.com


WND.com
Now judges sue over same-sex 'marriage'
WND.com
Two former North Carolina magistrates, for example, claim in a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court that they were forced to quit their jobs because court administrators ordered them to perform same-sex weddings. They want the state to follow its own

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