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


Thursday  - 11 February 2016

7 PM


Jackson County Genealogical Society presents


Mountain Music

by Jesse, Jacob and Friends


This is always a very popular program and features very talented local young men delighting the audience with great mountain music.  Plan to arrive early to assure a good seat as this program always packs the house!


The program will be in the Community Room of the historic Jackson County Courthouse


All JCGS events are free of charge and the public is welcome.


For information about upcoming 2016 programs, visit
or call 828-631-2646
or e-mail





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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Jackson County Genealogical Society

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 last update 21 February 2016

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