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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

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Community rallies to rebuild fire-ravaged Wayah Bald tower – WLOS

Community rallies to rebuild fire-ravaged Wayah Bald tower
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Construction is underway to rebuild a mountain landmark destroyed by wildfire a year ago. The Camp Branch fire burned down the wooden framing of the Wayah Bald fire tower in Macon County's Nantahala National Forest …




Missing teen dirt biker found safe after overnight search in National Forest – WLOS


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Missing teen dirt biker found safe after overnight search in National Forest
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A teen from Macon County has been found safe following an overnight search in the Nantahala National Forest. Harley Cochran, 18, left Tuesday night at around 5:30 p.m., telling his family he was going to ride his dirt bike …




Former bus driver said he can’t stop thinking about touching kids, Columbus police say – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former bus driver said he can't stop thinking about touching kids, Columbus police say
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
… Pruitt was a custodian and bus driver at Smokey Mountain Elementary School in Whittier, N.C., at the time of the incident. He was hired by Jackson County Schools in December 2015 and also worked as a substitute bus driver for Macon County Schools, …




Locals celebrate National Take a Hike Day – WLOS

Locals celebrate National Take a Hike Day
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — November 17 is National Take a Hike Day. It's designed to encourage folks of all ages to take a break, get outside and enjoy the remainder of the fall season. A Macon County mother and daughter took advantage of the mild …




Macon fire marshal helps save elderly man from burning home – WLOS

Macon fire marshal helps save elderly man from burning home
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Macon County fire official acted quickly to save an elderly man from his burning house. Late Sunday afternoon, fire broke out at a home on Sugarfork Road. County fire marshal Jimmy Teem, who is a neighbor, heard the …


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