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Our Genealogy Helper for Sylva ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Sylva (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Sylva. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sylva is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Haywood, Macon, Swain, Transylvania & Oconee (SC).

Below are the counties that are near Sylva. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sylva:

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Sylva)
    • Webster [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<3>
    • Greens Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Creek
      • Greens Creek [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Creek
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<3>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Ruby City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby City
      • Ruby City [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby City
    • Paint Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Town
      • Paint Town [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Town
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Whittier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittier
      • Whittier [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whittier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittier<3>
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<3>
    • Argura [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argura
      • Argura [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argura
  • Buncombe County
    • Candler [Buncombe County]
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<3>
    • Leicester [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester [Buncombe County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leicester<3>
    • Alexander [Buncombe County]
    • Arden [Buncombe County]
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Asheville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asheville
      • Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asheville<3>
    • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfin
      • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<3>
  • Cherokee County
    • Topton [Cherokee County]
    • Andrews [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
      • Andrews [Cherokee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<3>
  • Clay County
    • Hayesville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayesville
      • Hayesville [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayesville<3>
  • Graham County
    • Bear Creek [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
    • Cheoah [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheoah
      • Cheoah [Graham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheoah
    • Robbinsville [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbinsville
      • Robbinsville [Graham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robbinsville<3>
    • Fontana Dam [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana Dam
      • Fontana Dam [Graham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6 people
      • Fontana Dam has also been known as:
      • Fontana Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana Dam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana Dam<3>
    • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Santeetlah
      • Lake Santeetlah [Graham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
      • Lake Santeetlah has also been known as:
      • Santeetla
      • Santeetlah
      • Santultah
      • Thunderbird Mountain
      • Thunderbird
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Santeetlah
  • Haywood County
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<3>
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<3>
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<3>
    • Bethel [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Haywood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
  • Henderson County
    • Etowah [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [Henderson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<3>
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<3>
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<3>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<3>
  • Macon County
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Otto [Macon County]
    • Fairview [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Macon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Scaly Mountain [Macon County]
  • Swain County
    • Cherokee [Swain County]
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconaluftee Indian Village
      • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconaluftee Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconaluftee Indian Village
    • Unahala [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unahala
      • Unahala [Swain County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unahala
    • Bryson City [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<3>
    • Almond [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
      • Almond [Swain County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almond<3>
    • Forney [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forney
      • Forney [Swain County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Forney. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Judson [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judson
      • Judson [Swain County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Judson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bushnell [Swain County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Swain County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bushnell. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Wesser [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesser
      • Wesser [Swain County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesser
    • Nantahala [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nantahala
      • Nantahala [Swain County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nantahala
  • Transylvania County
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Sapphire [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire
      • Sapphire [Transylvania County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapphire<3>
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
    • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxaway Falls
      • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<3>
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
  • Rabun County (GA)
    • Sky Valley [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Valley
      • Sky Valley [Rabun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sky Valley<3>
    • Dillard [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillard
      • Dillard [Rabun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillard<3>
    • Mountain City [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain City
      • Mountain City [Rabun County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain City<3>
    • Clayton [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Rabun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Tiger [Rabun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger
      • Tiger [Rabun County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 418 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiger<3>
  • Oconee County (SC)
  • Pickens County (SC)
  • Blount County (TN)
    • Townsend [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [Blount County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<3>
    • Miller Cove [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller Cove
      • Miller Cove [Blount County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cove
  • Cocke County (TN)
    • Cosby [Cocke County]
    • Hartford [Cocke County]
    • Del Rio [Cocke County]
    • West Myers [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
      • West Myers [Cocke County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Myers
    • Bailey Town [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Cocke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Town
    • Jaybird [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaybird
      • Jaybird [Cocke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaybird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Newport [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Cocke County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<3>
  • Sevier County (TN)
    • Elkmont [Sevier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkmont
      • Elkmont [Sevier County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pittman Center [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittman Center
      • Pittman Center [Sevier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittman Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittman Center
    • Gatlinburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatlinburg
      • Gatlinburg [Sevier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatlinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatlinburg<3>
    • Chalet Village [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalet Village
      • Chalet Village [Sevier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalet Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalet Village
    • Starkeytown [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkeytown
      • Starkeytown [Sevier County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkeytown
    • Pigeon Forge [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Forge
      • Pigeon Forge [Sevier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pigeon Forge<3>
    • Harrisburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Sevier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6,219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Sevierville [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sevierville
      • Sevierville [Sevier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sevierville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sevierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sevierville<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sylva, see our County-by-County Page for Sylva.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Sylva ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylva.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Sylva. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Sylva and those printed in the larger area surrounding Sylva.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km] of Sylva.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sylva:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Sylva ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sylva.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sylva covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Parris Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parris Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parris Cemetery
  • Dills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dills Cemetery
  • Keener Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keener Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keener Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keener Cemetery
  • Robinson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robinson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson Cemetery
  • Cagle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cagle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cagle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cagle Cemetery
  • Stillwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stillwell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stillwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwell Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Love Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Love Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Love Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Love Chapel Cemetery
    • Lovedale Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Loves Chapel UMC Cemetery
    • Ash Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ash Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ash Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Cemetery
    • Dills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dills Cemetery
    • Dicks Creek Cemetery
    • Franklin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Cemetery
    • Hoyle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoyle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoyle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoyle Cemetery
    • Norman - Blanton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Norman - Blanton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Norman - Blanton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman - Blanton Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sylva had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Sylva had a population of 2,739 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sylva, with the one closest to Sylva listed first.

  • Sylva [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
    • Sylva [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sylva had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<3>
  • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Sylva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dillsboro had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<3>
  • Webster [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sylva
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 209 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Webster had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Beta [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beta
    • Beta [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beta
  • Addie [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addie
    • Addie [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Addie had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addie
  • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullowhee
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cullowhee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullowhee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullowhee<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilmot had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • East Laport [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Laport
      • East Laport [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Laport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Laport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Laport
    • Fallcliff [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallcliff
      • Fallcliff [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallcliff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallcliff
    • Cowarts [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowarts
      • Cowarts [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cowarts had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowarts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowarts
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balsam
      • Balsam [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Balsam had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balsam<3>
    • Cherokee [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [Swain County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherokee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<3>
    • Whittier [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittier
      • Whittier [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whittier had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whittier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittier<3>
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sylva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tuckasegee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<3>
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconaluftee Indian Village
      • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sylva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oconaluftee Indian Village had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconaluftee Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconaluftee Indian Village

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sylva. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sylva.

Mentions & References for Sylva

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Jackson County

About North Carolina

The official website for Sylva: www.townofsylva.org/

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksonnc.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylva) 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 Sylva. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SylvaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3742, Longitude: -83.2259    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sylva, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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