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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.

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

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Community Announcements

COVID-19 Response Food Assistance

ePass is a quick and easy way to apply for NC benefits and services.

The Swain County Recreation Center is closed until further notice.

The Swain County Board of Elections is closed until further notice.

Swain County Tax Office announces a foreclosure sale 4-13-2020.

Swain County Health Department has posted COVID-19 Informational Resources.

Swain County has posted a legal notice, sale of former Bryson City Police Department building.

Swain County Health Department has an opening for a Nutritionist. Open until filled.

The Swain County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominationsto fill a vacant seat on the Tourism Development Authority as well as other various boards/commissions. For more information, contact Cindi Woodard 488-9273 x2225. Application