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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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Deputies: Macon Teen Accidentally Shoots Himself – WLOS


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Deputies: Macon Teen Accidentally Shoots Himself
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A 14-year-old boy in Macon County shot himself while handling a gun on Saturday, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to the home on Rosemont Drive in Franklin and found Christopher Cowart with …
NC teen accidentally shoots himself in the head, deputies sayWNCN

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Former Macon County Elections Official Turns Self in – WLOS

Former Macon County Elections Official Turns Self in
WLOS
Updated: Tue, Feb 02 2016, 06:16 PM | Krystyna M. Biassou. Former Macon County Elections Official Turns Self in story image. MACON COUNTY, N.C. — The former Board of Elections Director in Macon County has been arrested. Kim Bishop turned herself in …




Neighbor Rushes to Help Teen Deputies Say Shot Self – WLOS

Neighbor Rushes to Help Teen Deputies Say Shot Self
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, NC. — Investigators say a Macon County teenager who accidentally shot himself in the head thought the gun was unloaded, and it fired while he was handling it. They say 14-year-old Christopher Cowart was at his home on Rosemont Drive …




The Panthers’ role in a cathode ray tube crisis – Smoky Mountain News

The Panthers' role in a cathode ray tube crisis
Smoky Mountain News
“If you wanted to sell TVs in North Carolina, you had to pay into the recycling program,” said Chris Stahl, head of Macon County's solid waste. Recycled electronic parts don't fetch enough on the commodity market to make it a financially viable enterprise.




Morning Digest: North Carolina’s congressional map gets struck down, but Dems shouldn’t get excited – Daily Kos

Morning Digest: North Carolina's congressional map gets struck down, but Dems shouldn't get excited
Daily Kos
NC Redistricting: Late on Friday afternoon, a federal court hearing a challenge to North Carolina's congressional map found that Republicans drew two districts, the 1st and the 12th, in violation of the constitution because they'd impermissibly used

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Man pleads guilty after 3-state police chase – Greenville News


Greenville News
Man pleads guilty after 3-state police chase
Greenville News
Court records allege that on June 29, 2015, officers in Macon County, North Carolina, attempted to pull Stone over for speeding. Stone fled from police, beginning a chase through North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, according to an affidavit.
Man pleads guilty in federal court after Oconee County arrestAnderson Independent Mail

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