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About Swain County
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.
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. LinkSign up to receive CodeRed Weather Warnings.
The Commissioner's meeting 9/9/21 is moved to the courthouse at 101 Mitchell Street, due to elevator being out of order at the Administration Building. This meeting will not be recorded.
The Board of Elections rescheduled a meet to September 14th, 2021 beginning at 5:00 pm at the Board of Elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South.
The Swain County Swimming Pool is closed until further notice, while under construction.
The Recreation Department has updated the football and cheerleading programs.
The Swain County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominations for appointments
Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher.
Tax Office has posted documents concerning the 2021 Revaluation
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