USGenWeb/NCGenweb Page for

Jackson County, NC


Welcome to the USGenWeb Page for Jackson County, North Carolina.

County Coordinator
Dee Gibson-Roles

Jackson County was established by legislation on 31 January 1851; however, the first formal meeting of the county government was not held until 21 March 1853 when it was held at the home belonging to Daniel Bryson. Webster was the county seat until March 1914 when a new courthouse was completed in Sylva.

Jackson county was formed from parts of Haywood and Macon counties, thus researchers need to consult records in these two counties prior to 1851.  The Tuckaseegie River was the dividing line between Macon and Haywood Counties prior to 1851.  Everything east of the Tuck was Haywood County, while all lands west of the Tuck were Macon County.


Upcoming Events of Interest to Jackson County Researchers


Saturday - 4 October 2014

2 PM


Silas McDowell Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution

will hold a

Patriot Daniel Bryson and Patriot James Bryson Grave Dedication




125th Anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Sylva

Friday - 10 October 2014 - 7 PM - 9 PM

Saturday - 11 October 2014 - 10 AM - 3 PM




Items of Interest

Jackson County: In the Beginning...
The Original Petition to form Jackson County

Jackson County's Civil War Soldiers
over 400 Soldiers and Troop Listings


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Index of All Content and Latest Updates

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Jackson County Genealogical Society

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 last update 20 September 2014

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