Swain County, North Carolina

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Swain County, North Carolina

Swain 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.
 Located in the western part of North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains, it has a larger proportion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than any other county in North Carolina or Tennessee. 
The highest point in the county is Clingmans Dome, elevation 6,643 feet, located on the NC/TN border.

The main part of the reservation for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is within this county.

The seat for Swain County is Bryson City
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Town
Bryson City

Census-designated place
Cherokee

Unincorporated Communities
Almond * Deals Gap * Ela * Hewitt * Lauada * Ravensford * Whittier


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Swain County Data

 

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Church Histories / Records

Death Records

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Marriage Records

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Jan 2015:  obits for GIBSON, LIPSCOMB, SITTON
Previous Updates:
Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Addition
1899 Cherokee Census

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Surrounding Counties
 
 Sevier County, Tennessee - north
Haywood County - east
Jackson County - southeast
Macon County - south
Graham County - southwest
Blount County, Tennessee - northwest

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