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Guide to Jackson County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Founded January 29, 1851
County Seat Sylva
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County Courthouse

Jackson County Courthouse
401 Grind Stass Road Room 103
States, NC 28677
Phone: 828-586-7532

Register of deeds has birth, marriage, death and burial and land records
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, probaet and court records from 1851
Jackson created from Haywood and Macon 29 Jan 1851[1]


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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1851--Jackson County was created 29 January 1851 from Haywood and Macon Counties.
County seat: Sylva [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Many records missing, reason unknown. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





For tips on accessing Jackson County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.



Ethnic Research


Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company A
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Jackson County Genealogical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 2108
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Jackson County Genealogy Society

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, North Carolina. Page 510 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Andrew Jackson," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.


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