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Macon County Genealogy

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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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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

“”macon county” nc” – Google News

2.5 pounds of crystal meth seized, 3 people charged in Macon County drug bust – WLOS

2.5 pounds of crystal meth seized, 3 people charged in Macon County drug bust  WLOS

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a drug investigation in Macon County. Pamela Wykle, Kenneth Underwood and Melissa Burch are facing charges …




Safety Upgrade Proposed for Highway 441 in Macon County – WLOS

Safety Upgrade Proposed for Highway 441 in Macon County  WLOS

MACON COUNTY, N. C. –The NCDOT and Macon County drivers say it’s time for safety improvements to Highway 441. The DOT says a nearly 3-mile stretch …




School threat: Macon County student charged after threats made in school – WLOS

School threat: Macon County student charged after threats made in school  WLOS

Authorities in Macon County have charged a high school student after being alerted Thursday about threats made towards the school. On Thursday, a parent …




Small earthquake felt in western NC mountains – WLOS

Small earthquake felt in western NC mountains  WLOS

The western mountains were shaking Tuesday afternoon. A 2. 6 earthquake struck near the Jackson-Macon county line around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.




Security Measures For Macon County Courthouse – WLOS

Security Measures For Macon County Courthouse  WLOS

MACON COUNTY, N. C. –More security is coming to the Macon County courthouse. Commissioners approved funding security measures recommended by the …




NC educators will march again in Raleigh – Smoky Mountain News

NC educators will march again in Raleigh  Smoky Mountain News

A group of teachers from Macon County made the five hour trip to Raleigh in 2018 to be part of the rally. Donated photo. Last May, more than 25,000 educators …


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