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About Swain County

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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Swain County is pleased to post two recent documents concerning the 1943 settlement, which is now paid in full.

Community Announcements

A Board of Elections meeting will held be on Thursday June 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the board of elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South.

Swain County Board of Elections has posted Educational Seminar details of voter ID requirements.

The Swain County Board of Commissioners announce a Budget Public Hearing Thursday June 13 at 6:00 PM followed by a Regular Session Meeting at at the Swain County Administration Building. The 2019/2020 budget has been presented to the Board and is available for public inspection in the county manager's office at the Swain County Administration Building. Link

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

The Swain County Tax Office has posted two forclosure sales notices. #1 and #2

Swain County has an opening for a Payroll Clerk. This is a Full time position with benefits. Please contact Lottie Barker in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.

Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher.

Swain County Health Department has an opening for a RN - Public Health Nurse