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The county was formed in 1828 from the western part of Haywood County. It was named for Nathaniel Macon, who represented North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1791 to 1815 (serving as Speaker of the House from 1801 to 1807), and in the United States Senate from 1815 to 1828.

In 1839 the western part of Macon County became Cherokee County. In 1851 parts of Macon County and Haywood County were combined to form Jackson County. Source Wikipedia

Macon County Genealogy Resources

Macon County NCGenweb

Macon County Genealogical Society

Macon County Historical Society
36 West Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-9758

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802
(covers Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

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Macon County Government

Macon County Courthouse
5 West Main St
County Courthouse
Franklin, NC 28734

Census

1840 Macon County Federal Census Index

1840 Macon County Federal Census Transcription – 3 pages trascribed.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Macon County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Macon County, NC Query Forum

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Macon County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns in Macon County:

Burningtown
Cartoogechaye
Cowee
Cullasaja
East Franklin
Ellijay
Franklin (County Seat)
Hickory Knoll
Higdonville
Highlands
Iotla
Otto
Prentiss
Riverside
Scaly Mountain
Union
Watauga

News related to Macon County, NC

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Macon County standoff suspect hospitalized – WLOS


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Macon County standoff suspect hospitalized
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — There are new details about a standoff situation in Macon County on Wednesday night. The sheriff's office says the incident began with a domestic situation. RELATED | Hours-long standoff ends in Macon County, suspect …
TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc. will invest $2.9 million to expand its operations center in Macon County, NorthArea Development Online

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Hours-long standoff ends in Macon county, suspect taken to hospital – WLOS


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Hours-long standoff ends in Macon county, suspect taken to hospital
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A standoff that started Wednesday night in Macon County ended overnight. Sheriff Robert Holland tells News 13 it started around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night at a residence on Clarks Chapel Road. He said the mother …

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Macon County man faces charges, protective order in domestic case – WLOS


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Macon County man faces charges, protective order in domestic case
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A Macon County man faces charges after investigators say he tried to shoot his wife twice in a domestic incident. Michael Brown is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and assault on a female. Investigators say …




Former Macon Co. teacher pleads guilty to indecent liberties – WLOS


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Former Macon Co. teacher pleads guilty to indecent liberties
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C.–A former Macon County Middle School teacher pleads guilty to indecent liberties with a student. 26-year-old Jeffrey Rousselle sent sexual text messages to students, and in one case, nude photos. He was given a …




Power outages across WNC leave nearly 1000 in the dark – WLOS


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Power outages across WNC leave nearly 1000 in the dark
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WLOS — RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C — Roughly 1,000 people are without power in Rutherford County Friday night, according to dispatchers. Severe weather knocked trees on to power lines, causing the outages. The outages are in Lake Lure and stretch …




Lessons linger from the Great Flood – Spartanburg Herald Journal

Lessons linger from the Great Flood
Spartanburg Herald Journal
As I gathered oral histories from family members directly impacted by the worst natural disaster to hit North Carolina, the 1916 flood (whose 100th anniversary is this month), my misconceptions were shattered again and again. First, I assumed that the


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