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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. Link

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Community Announcements

Board of Elections announces as of January 11th, 2022 Candidate filing will resume on February 24th, 2022 beginning at 8:00 am and end on March 4th, 2022 at 12:00 noon.

All Swain County offices will be closed Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King Day.

The Swain County Convenience Site (Green Cans) will be closed Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King Day.

The Board of Elections has posted an FAQ concerning the rescheduled election dates.

The Board of Elections has posted the election fees schedule.

The Board of Elections has posted the list of primary candidates.

Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher.