About Swain County
The Swain County Board of Commissioners invite you to join them at the 288 Park as they dedicate it in honor of David P. Monteith. Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 5 PM.
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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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Swain County Board of Elections has posted a sample ballot. Early voting is open.
Swain County Board of Elections has scheduled voting equipment testing 5 PM on October 24th, 2017 for the upcoming election
Swain County Board of Elections has released meeting dates for the upcoming election
Swain County Emergency Management is seeking public comment regarding the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Swain County has an opening for a District Director with the Soil and Water Department. Please contact Elise Bryson in Swain County Human Resources at 828-488-9273 for more information.
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