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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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Authorities bust marijuana grow operation, confronted by man with shotgun – WLOS


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Authorities bust marijuana grow operation, confronted by man with shotgun
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A marijuana grow house has been busted in Macon County. When authorities went into the home in the Holly Springs Community, they were confronted by a man with a shotgun. He dropped his weapon and surrendered …




Jackson to vote on tax for education projects – Smoky Mountain News

Jackson to vote on tax for education projects
Smoky Mountain News
In March, North Carolina voters approved a $2 billion infrastructure bond that included $7.1 million in capital funding for SCC. Using the money requires a match from counties, but if Macon County Commissioners release funds and if the sales tax vote

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New president settles in at Angel Medical – Smoky Mountain News

New president settles in at Angel Medical
Smoky Mountain News
The full-service hospital serves Macon County and surrounding areas. Because of its isolated location and large aging population, Gorby said AMC plays a vital role in the community. “Our population is the second oldest population in Western North




Local nonprofits receive $254000 in grants to support women’s crisis resources – Mountain Xpress (blog)


Mountain Xpress (blog)
Local nonprofits receive $254000 in grants to support women's crisis resources
Mountain Xpress (blog)
(May 24 – Asheville, NC) – Astronaut, physician and entrepreneur Dr. Mae Jemison was the featured speaker at the sold-out 12th Annual Power of the Purse® held yesterday at the Crowne Plaza resort in Asheville. The afternoon included the announcement of

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Franklin man killed in weekend 4-wheeler wreck – WLOS


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Franklin man killed in weekend 4-wheeler wreck
WLOS
WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A Macon County man was killed over the weekend in a 4-wheeler wreck. It happened Saturday on Georgia Road south of Franklin. Emergency officials say two men were riding 4-wheelers on a gravel driveway when the …




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


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


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