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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

“macon county” nc – Google News

Macon County fire more than doubles in size overnight – WLOS


Asheville Citizen-Times
Macon County fire more than doubles in size overnight
WLOS
WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — The U.S. Forest Service hopes to have a wildlife burning hundreds of acres in Macon County contained by the end of Thursday. In the past 24 hours, the fire has grown from 100 acres to between 240-250 acres, thanks to …
Wildfire 50 percent contained; AT reopenedAsheville Citizen-Times
Wildfire Burning Southeast of Franklin, NCCaldwell Journal
Dozers, chopper called to douse fireGrahamstar

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Decatur City Schools board to offer superintendent job to Brigman – The Decatur Daily


The Decatur Daily
Decatur City Schools board to offer superintendent job to Brigman
The Decatur Daily
Experience: Superintendent of Catawba County Schools in Newton, North Carolina from July 2012 until he resigned April 15; superintendent of Macon County Schools in Franklin, North Carolina, from October 2006 to June 2012; superintendent of Coffee …
BPS narrows superintendent search to fourOmaha World-Herald

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Macon County mother seeks justice in death of son after nearly 4 years – WLOS


WLOS
Macon County mother seeks justice in death of son after nearly 4 years
WLOS
FRANKLIN, N.C. — A Macon County mother waits for justice 3 1/2 years after the shooting death of her son. Celia Carpenter says it was her ex-husband, Ricky Fouts, who shot and killed their son, Levi, in November 2012 outside his home. Fouts was




Investigators say alcohol, drug addiction involved in Macon County fatal shooting – WLOS

Investigators say alcohol, drug addiction involved in Macon County fatal shooting
WLOS
WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Macon County investigators say alcohol and drugs played a role in the death of a man they say was shot by his father. Deputies responded to a domestic call Saturday night on Stonecreek Drive near Franklin. The sheriff …




Authorities say father kills son after family dispute in Macon County – WLOS


WLOS
Authorities say father kills son after family dispute in Macon County
WLOS
WLOS — FRANKLIN, N.C.Macon county investigators are looking into the death of a man they say was shot and killed by his own father. Hunter Curtis, 22, was treated at his home on Stonecreek Drive in Franklin for a gunshot wound. Sheriff Robert




Corporal Punishment, a Dying Practice in NC Schools – WCQS


WCQS
Corporal Punishment, a Dying Practice in NC Schools
WCQS
“Corporal punishment was effective in correcting my behavior as a student,” said Macon County Schools Superintendent Chris Baldwin. “But part of the reason that it was effective in correcting my behavior was that it was clear from my parents that if I


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