About Swain County
Watch the CBS Sunday Morning coverage of "Decoration Day" at the bottom of this page. You must have the Flash Player to see or watch the embedded video. Google Chrome has Flash natively.
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.
View the Bryson City WebCams
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.
Sign up to receive CodeRed Weather Warnings.
The Swain County Board of Elections will meet on Friday November 16th, 2018 for Canvass of the 2018 general election at the elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South. Meeting starts at 10:00 AM with counting of provisional ballots and any absentee ballots that qualify to be added to the election results.
Swain County has a job opening for a part time Tax Assistant with the Department of Taxes. Link
Swain County Health Department has an opening for a RN - Public Health Nurse coordinate public health programs, work clinics and general nurse staff duties. Open until filled. Please contact Lottie Barker in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.