Haywood County

County History: 
Quick Facts
  • County seat: Waynesville, NC
  • Population: ~62,317 (2019 estimate)
  • Part of Asheville metro area
  • Haywood county website
Special Topics
Special topics and events from the county's nursing history.
  • District Twenty-Six Scholarship Project
    • Valentine's fund-raising project in Haywood County for nursing scholarships.
    • 1965 newspaper clipping featuring the scholarship project: Newspaper clipping of nursing scholarship project
Additional resources for further research.

Health Care Institution


  • Anderson, N. & Anderson, W. (1994). A heritage of healing:  the medical history of Haywood County. Waynesville, NC: Waynesville Historical Society.
  • Haywood County Genealogical Society. (1994). Haywood County Heritage North Carolina Vol. 1. Canton, NC: Haywood County Genealogical Society. This book decribes the work of Rev. Hannah Powel  and the Universalist Friendly House MIssion which sponsored a community health nurse to work in the county.­


Compiled by: 
Phoebe Pollitt