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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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Detective arrested, charged with DWI – WLOS


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Detective arrested, charged with DWI
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Troopers arrested a mountain detective for driving while impaired over the weekend. Detective Stephanie Pellicer with the Macon County Sheriff's Office was charged with DWI by the North Carolina Highway Patrol early …

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Incentive to help Macon County get more jobs – WLOS


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Incentive to help Macon County get more jobs
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — An incentive from Macon County is helping a local business add 35 new jobs. Commission Chairman Kevin Corbin says a hi-tech business is looking to expand into the former SKF plant in Franklin. Corbin says he can't …




County increases operational funding to Macon schools – Smoky Mountain News

County increases operational funding to Macon schools
Smoky Mountain News
That means Macon County Schools will need to use $200,000 out of its reserves to make up the shortfall, but Baldwin was amenable to the concession. But that meant Roland had to shift some things around in the proposed 2016-17 budget to make up that …

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One Place misUnderstood – Huffington Post


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One Place misUnderstood
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With the recent release of my book, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field, a novel that is set in mountainous eastern Kentucky, David Joy's powerful words resonated. They are an accurate and honest portrayal of why we write what we write, and why we must …




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


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


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Authorities say father kills son after family dispute in Macon County
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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


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