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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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Arson suspected after Macon County church vehicles burn | WLOS – WLOS


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Arson suspected after Macon County church vehicles burn | WLOS
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An early morning fire Saturday in Highlands at the Community Baptist Church is being investigated as arson, authorities say. Multiple vehicles were found fully …

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Franklin man charged with murder in death of infant son – WLOS


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Franklin man charged with murder in death of infant son
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This arrest comes following the baby's death and as a result of an extensive investigation conducted by the Macon County Sheriff's office and after consultation with District Attorney Ashley Welch. Sheriff Robert Holland states, "I am limited in what I

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A nurse resigned and bathroom doors were removed after a patient’s suicide at an NC hospital – Charlotte Observer


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A nurse resigned and bathroom doors were removed after a patient's suicide at an NC hospital
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DHHS did not release the patient's name, but an autopsy report confirmed he was Harold Jason Campbell, 42, of Macon County. Before dawn on March 28, Campbell was found hanging by his belt, which was wedged between his bathroom door and door …

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Western North Carolina BBQ Festival kicks off in Maggie Valley – WLOS

Western North Carolina BBQ Festival kicks off in Maggie Valley
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MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (WLOS) — Western North Carolina's official barbecue festival is now underway in Maggie Valley. Smokin' in the Valley … A Macon County father faces murder charges in connection with the death of his infant son. Click here for more …

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Finalists announced for new Berkeley County schools superintendent – ABC NEWS 4


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Finalists announced for new Berkeley County schools superintendent
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He spent 10 years prior to that as superintendent of Catawba County and Macon County Schools in North Carolina, plus a year and a half as superintendent of Coffee County Schools in Tennessee. Creel is currently the superintendent of Gainesville City …
Berkeley school board names three finalists for superintendentJournalscene.com
Berkeley County School District names finalists for superintendentLive 5 News

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Traffic alert: Smokey Park Highway reopens after fatal motorcycle crash – WLOS


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Traffic alert: Smokey Park Highway reopens after fatal motorcycle crash
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Buncombe County, N.C. (WLOS) — Smokey Park Highway in Candler reopened just before 7 a.m. Friday after being closed following a fatal motorcycle crash. RELATED | Motorcyclist dies after being struck on Smokey Park Highway …

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