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"Dedicated to exploring the history and ancestry of Haywood County, North Carolina"

Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.

"Preserving the heritage of Haywood County, North Carolina"

Welcome to The Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society

The HCHGS is dedicated to helping individuals discover the rich history of Haywood County and its people. We have several pages on our website to help members and visitors with their research.

  • Explore the History and Genealogy sections of our web site for general information and research guides.
  • Visit the HCHGS Blog for announcements, news and research pointers.
  • Contact Us with questions, comments, or to submit a research request.

We hope you find our site informative and helpful as you climb your family tree or take a stroll through history in the footsteps of your ancestors.


Meetings and Events

The Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society's General Meetings are open to visitors and we invite anyone interested in history and genealogy to join us. Each General Meeting has a scheduled Program and Speaker. Click on an event name for additional details.

  • Officers and Directors are elected in accordance with the HCHGS By-Laws at the January meeting.
  • The Annual Dinner Meeting is held in March, watch the calendar for Date and Location.
  • November is "Open Mic Night". Members tell us about their projects and research.

In the event of bad weather please check with WLOS TV News or PEAK radio AM station 1400 for schedule information.


2014 HCHGS Annual Dinner Meeting

Friday, May 23rd at 6:30pm

Admission is $15.00 per person

Program: "Preservation of your Special Items"
Speaker: Heather South, Archivist - State Archives of NC

Location: Waynesville, NC

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