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Welcome to Bryson City ...

The town of Bryson City is located in Swain County and is the County Seat for Swain County.

The location of Bryson City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bryson City has a population of 1,450 people<2> (see below for details).

Bryson City is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bryson City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bryson City is within the boundaries of the (828) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bryson City had a population of 1,424 people (or 10.19% of the total population of Swain County). This makes Bryson City the county's most populous community.

The population of Bryson City represents 0.01% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 293rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,424 people, the population of Bryson City has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,411 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bryson City had an population of 1,450 people. This is an increase of 1.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bryson City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bryson City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bryson City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bryson City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bryson City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bryson City ...

Looking for more information about Bryson City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bryson City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bryson City.

Communities near Bryson City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Franklin   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Bryson City

Located in Macon County

Sylva   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Bryson City

Located in Jackson County

Webster   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Bryson City

Located in Jackson County

Forest Hills   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bryson City

Located in Jackson County

Dillsboro   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Bryson City

Located in Jackson County

Unorganized Territory of Forneys Creek   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Bryson City

Whittier   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Bryson City

Located in Jackson County

Unahala   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Bryson City

Almond   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bryson City

Cherokee   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bryson City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bryson City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Swain County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bryson City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Swain County: www.swaincounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bryson City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bryson City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bryson City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bryson City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bryson City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bryson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4261, Longitude: -83.4471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bryson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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