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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

American Revoltionary solider Wakefield’s grave honored – Macon county times

American Revoltionary solider Wakefield's grave honored
Macon county times
He entered military service in Burke County, North Carolina, as a volunteer militiaman under Captain Penland in 1778. He was injured in a … as well at that time. Wakefield was granted a War pension in 1833 while living in Smith County (now Macon County).




Deputy Taken to Hospital After Wreck – WLOS


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Deputy Taken to Hospital After Wreck
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Deputy Taken to Hospital After Wreck story image. MACON COUNTY, N.C. — The patrol car driven by a Macon County deputy is totaled in a 3-car wreck, but he escapes serious injury. The late Friday morning wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 64 …

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Same-sex marriage ban overturned in NC – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Same-sex marriage ban overturned in NC
Macon County News (blog)
To date, two couples have been issued licenses in Macon County, and one in Jackson. After the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ultimately paved the way for same-sex marriage last week, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said the …

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Deaths & Funerals – 10/23/2014 – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Deaths & Funerals – 10/23/2014
Macon County News (blog)
Conard Odell Webb, 69, of Otto, N.C., passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at a Sylva hospital. He was born in Macon County, North Carolina, the son of the late Leonard and Rittie Jenkins Webb. He is survived by his sisters, Joyce Wilburn of Highlands, …




Accident Involving Deputy – WLOS

Accident Involving Deputy
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. — The patrol car driven by a Macon County deputy is totaled in a 3-car wreck, but he escapes serious injury. The late Friday morning wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 64 and Sloan Road just outside of Franklin.




Bank robbery suspects in custody – Macon county times

Bank robbery suspects in custody
Macon county times
King Police Chief Paula May said the bank was robbed at about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and said King officers were assited by Forsyth and Stokes county sheriff's deputies as well as NC Wildlife Officers in the search for the suspects. “Simpson reportedly

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