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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 July 18, 2019 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.

Swain County Board of Elections has posted 2019 Non-Partisan Election Filing.

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

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

Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher.

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