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A natural gem set in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Swain County is the outdoor adventure capital of the Smokies.


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Welcome to Swain County

Swain County strives to uphold a set of core values at work: respect, trust, integrity, diversity, equality, excellence, accountability, innovation, and collaboration.

In addition, the County is committed to being a well-managed organization that relies on the talents of its workforce to succeed. The Bryson City, North Carolina area offers a wide variety of recreational activities just miles away from lakes, white-water rivers, hiking trails, campgrounds, and horseback riding for endless family fun. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes up a large percentage of the land in Swain County, adding to the small town appeal. On behalf of our County Commissioners, we welcome you to our mountains.

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