About Swain County
Swain County in conjunction with community stakeholders is conducting a brief survey for 2019. Please take a moment and complete our survey. Link
The Swain County Department of Social Services in conjunction with community stakeholders is conducting a brief survey regarding the need and feasibility of an Adult Day Care Program. Please take a moment and complete our survey. Link
Geographically, the county is spectacular. Much of it lies within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its highest peak, Clingmans Dome. Four scenic rivers, the Nantahala, the Tuckasegee, the Oconaluftee and the Little Tennessee flow through the county and form the sprawling Lake Fontana, west of Bryson City, the county seat.
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The county also encompasses much of the Cherokee Indian Reservation, with its own independent government. Formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County, the county was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. The estimated population in 2010 was 13,981. This was an increase of 7.8% from the 2000 census.
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A Board of Elections meeting will held be on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm at the board of elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South.
Swain County Health Department has an opening for a Nutritionist. Open until filled.
The Swain County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominations for appointment to various boards/commissions. For more information, contact Cindi Woodard 488-9273 x2225. Application