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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

Swain gets $4M from Uncle Sam for ‘Road to Nowhere’ – WLOS

Swain gets $4M from Uncle Sam for 'Road to Nowhere'
WLOS
He said Swain County will get to spend the interest on the $4 million payment on capital outlay projects. “The people around here…they're so nice and kind and giving. And I think that they deserve to get all this back,” Nancy Bergens said, who is

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Zinke signs over $4 million to Swain County in ‘Road to Nowhere’ money – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Zinke signs over $4 million to Swain County in 'Road to Nowhere' money
Asheville Citizen-Times
Swain County built N.C. 288 through the Smokies to Tennessee before World War II, but much of it was flooded when Fontana Dam was built during the war. The rest became part of the national park when land between Fontana Lake and the park's previous …
Sen. Tillis: $4 million to Swain County 'one tenth of an obligation' owed by governmentWLOS
Swain gets $4 million in partial fulfillment of Fontana settlementMountain Xpress (blog)
Feds Release $4M to N Carolina County Over Unfinished RoadU.S. News & World Report

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Pigskin picks: Heat, please go away – BlueRidgeNow.com


BlueRidgeNow.com
Pigskin picks: Heat, please go away
BlueRidgeNow.com
Man, this is a tough one for North Henderson. The Knights beat Swain County but lost to Tuscola big last week. The Rockets may be North's toughest conference opponent this season. It's going to be an uphill battle, I think. I think A.C. Reynolds takes




Fall tailgates’ finest: Sweet potatoes, ginger come to market – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Fall tailgates' finest: Sweet potatoes, ginger come to market
Asheville Citizen-Times
The variety they have now is called Covington, a hybrid developed by N.C. State. Over the last decade, Covingtons have become widely popular … Swain County Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. • Transylvania Farmers' Market: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays.




Swain County adamantly opposes wilderness designations – Smoky Mountain News

Swain County adamantly opposes wilderness designations
Smoky Mountain News
Swain County commissioners have already passed a resolution opposing any new wilderness area designations in the proposed Forest Management Plan, and many residents during the meeting echoed their disapproval. Haywood and Macon commissioners have also




National Guard remains in Jackson County – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
National Guard remains in Jackson County
Asheville Citizen-Times
Agencies include the North Carolina National Guard, who has a chainsaw team cutting up and removing trees, the North Carolina Forest Service, and first responders from Clay County, Cherokee County, Swain County and the Eastern Band of Cherokee …

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