Swain County, North Carolina Records
Swain County, North Carolina (Map It) was created on 1871 from Jackson County and Macon County. This county was named for David Lowry Swain (1801–1868), a governor of North Carolina and president of the University of North Carolina.
Swain County Cities and Towns include Bryson City, Cherokee, Whittier. A Map of Swain County, North Carolina contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries. There is a collection of old Ohio maps at MapGeeks.org.
Swain County Townships include Charleston, Forney Creek, Nantahala. View a Map of Swain County Townships.
Swain County, North Carolina Courthouse Records
Swain County, NC Courthouse
Old Swain County Courthouse
The Swain County Courthouse is located in Bryson City, North Carolina. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Swain county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Also see the Swain County Records in the North Carolina State Archives. The County Courthouse was destroyed in 1879 by fire. some earlier records were destroyed. On January 7, 1908 the Courthouse was burned by rioters. No records were saved.
- Swain County Register of Deeds has Birth Records from ?, Marriage Records from 1871, Death Records from ? and Land Records from 1871.
- Swain County Clerk of Court has Probate Records from 1871, Court Records from 1871 and Divorce Records from call court clerk for details. Probate records include not only wills, but also loose estates records.
- Swain County Tax Assessor / Collector
- Swain Co. North Carolina County Health Department
Swain County, North Carolina Census Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
- State Population Schedules: None
- Native American Population Schedules: 1894-1913
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Swain County, North Carolina Vital Records
- Learn More: State of North Carolina Vital Records
- Birth Records: from October 1913 to present
- Marriage Records: from January 1962 to present
- Death Records: from January 1, 1930 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1958 to present
- Locations: North Carolina Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Applications.
- In Person: North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building), 225 N. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27603-1382; 919-733-3000
Swain County, North Carolina Resources
Swain County, North Carolina External Links
- Historical Newspapers from North Carolina (1719 - 1977)
- Swain County, North Carolina Books - Amazon
- Swain Co., North Carolina - FindaGrave
- A History of Swain County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Swain County, North Carolina Links - Cyndi's List
- Swain Co. NCGenweb
- Swain County, North Carolina Ancestry Database Collections
- Swain County, North Carolina Military Records
- North Carolina City Directories