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Encyclopedia > Swain County, North Carolina
Swain County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Swain County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1871
Seat Bryson City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,400 km² (541 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
32 km² (13 mi²), 2.32%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,968
9/km² 
Website: www.swaincounty.org

Swain County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 12,968. Its county seat is Bryson City6. Image File history File links Map_of_North_Carolina_highlighting_Swain_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bryson City is a town located in Swain County, North Carolina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bryson City is a town located in Swain County, North Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Swain County is home of the Nantahala River and Nantahala Outdoor Center. Rafting down Nantahala Falls, a Class III rapid on the Nantahala River, with Nantahala Outdoor Center The Nantahala River is a river in western North Carolina in the United States, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ... The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is a commercial outdoor guide service and retail store. ...

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History

The county was formed in 1871 from parts of Jackson County and Macon County. It was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835, and president of the University of North Carolina from 1835 to 1868. 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gov. ... The Governor of North Carolina is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...


In 2004, the Swain County High School football team captured its seventh state football championship. The Maroon Devils won three consecutive state championships (1988, 1989, 1990) while being led by former University of Tennessee and National Football League quarterback and current U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (Source: North Carolina High School Athletic Association). The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Joseph Heath Shuler (born December 31, 1971) is an American politician and former professional football player. ... The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is the governing organization of high school athletics in North Carolina, United States. ...


Law and government

Swain County is a member of the regional Southwestern Commission council of governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


The town of Cherokee, North Carolina, is on the Qualla Boundary, a tribal reservation for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and is therefore subject mostly to tribal/federal laws rather than county or state laws. Cherokee is a town in Swain County, North Carolina. ... The Qualla Boundary is essentially the reservation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. ... In the United States an Indian reservation is land which is managed by a Native American tribe under the United States Department of the Interiors Bureau of Indian Affairs. ... The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are a federally recognized Native American band in the United States of America. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,400 km² (541 mi²). 1,368 km² (528 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (13 mi²) of it (2.32%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The county is located in the western part of North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains and has a larger proportion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park than any other county in North Carolina or Tennessee. A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina Appalachian Mountain system The Great Smoky Mountains are a major mountain range in the southern part of the Appalachian Mountains, the second ridge line forming a north-south running mountain chain from the Eastern United States and bordering the... Cades Cove panorama The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. ...


The highest point in the county is Clingmans Dome, elevation 6643 feet, located on the NC/TN border. This mountain is the third highest peak in North Carolina, and an observation tower is located on its summit.


Adjacent Counties

Sevier County (pronounced severe) is a U.S. county of the state of Tennessee, United States. ... Haywood County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Jackson County is a county located in the southwest of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Blount County is a U.S. county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,968 people, 5,137 households, and 3,631 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (25/mi²). There were 7,105 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 66.33% White, 1.70% Black or African American, 29.03% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. 1.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.3% were of American, 8.0% Irish, 7.6% Scots-Irish, 6.9% German and 6.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.2% spoke English, 2.9% Cherokee and 1.3% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Scots-Irish (also called Ulster Scots) is a Scottish ethnic group that historically resided in Ireland which ultimately traces its roots back to settlers from Scotland, and to a lesser extent, England. ... This article is about the English as a nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Original distribution of the Cherokee language Cherokee (; Tsalagi) is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people which uses a unique syllabary writing system. ...


There were 5,137 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 13.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,608, and the median income for a family was $33,786. Males had a median income of $26,570 versus $20,722 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,647. About 13.30% of families and 18.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 19.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Map of Swain County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Swain County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (842 × 527 pixel, file size: 60 KB, MIME type: image/png) and File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (842 × 527 pixel, file size: 60 KB, MIME type: image/png) and File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Bryson City is a town located in Swain County, North Carolina. ... Cherokee is a town in Swain County, North Carolina. ... Whittier was a small town in western North Carolina, founded in 1881 by Clark Whittier when he purchased 60,000 acres (240km²) of land in the area. ...

Townships

The County is divided into three Townships: Charleston, Forney Creek, Nantahala.


External links

  • Swain County government official website
  • Swain County travel guide from Wikitravel

Coordinates: 35°29′N 83°29′W / 35.49, -83.49 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Swain County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (498 words)
It was named for David L. Swain, governor of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835, and president of the University of North Carolina from 1835 to 1868.
The town of Cherokee, North Carolina is on a tribal reservation run by the eastern band of Cherokee, and is therefore subject mostly to tribal law rather than county or state.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
Graham County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
The county was formed January 30, 1872, from the northeastern part of Cherokee County.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $26,645, and the median income for a family is $32,750.
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