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Swain County Holiday Closure Schedule:
November 23 & 24
December 25, 26, & 27

The Swain County Conveninece Site/Recycleing Center Holiday Closure Schedule:
November 23
December 25

About Swain County

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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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Community Announcements

A board of elections meeting will held be on Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the board of elections office, located at 1422 Highway 19 South.

Swain County has an opening for a 911 Dispatcher. This is a Full time position with benefits. Open until filled. Please contact Elise Bryson in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.

The Swain County Board of Commissioners announce a regular session scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Swain County has an opening for a Human Resources Director. Please contact Elise Bryson in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.

The Swain County Board of Commissioners announce changes to the November schedule.

Swain County has an opening for a Social Worker with Child Protection Services. Please contact Elise Bryson in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.

The Swain County Board of Commissioners are accepting nominations for appointment to various boards/commissions. For more information, contact Cindi Woodard 488-9273. Application