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Swain County Administration/Finance Office, and Offices at the Swain County Courthouse will be closed Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day as well as November 25th and 26th for Thanksgiving.

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. Link

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Community Announcements

The Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 beginning at 11:00 am for canvass to certify the election results at the Board of Elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South. The meeting is open to the public.

The Board of Commissioners announce changes to the November meeting schedule.

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

COVID-19 Response Food Assistance

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