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Macon County Genealogy

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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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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

Armadillos roll into Western North Carolina – Mountain Xpress

Armadillos roll into Western North Carolina  Mountain Xpress

Armadillos were first seen in North Carolina in Macon County in 2007, and the first confirmed Buncombe County sighting took place in July 2014 near Leicester.




Fair time for future farmers – Smoky Mountain News

Fair time for future farmers  Smoky Mountain News

For many people the county fair conjures up images of Ferris wheels, carnival games and cotton candy, but here in Western North Carolina the annual events …




Cherokee invest in Nikwasi Mound’s future, as preservation efforts pick up steam – Asheville Citizen-Times

Cherokee invest in Nikwasi Mound’s future, as preservation efforts pick up steam  Asheville Citizen-Times

The tribe will fund a Nikwasi Initiative employee to promote the sacred site. The Franklin mound’s deed transfer has been controversial.




News 13 Investigates: Doctor deserts in the mountains – WLOS

News 13 Investigates: Doctor deserts in the mountains  WLOS

One out of four people in rural communities, according to an NPR poll, say they can’t get the health care they need. WLOS. In North Carolina, a shortage of …




Commentary: NC Environmental Groups Merge to Protect Southern Appalachians – Daily Yonder

Commentary: NC Environmental Groups Merge to Protect Southern Appalachians  Daily Yonder

Mountain True (formerly the Western North Carolina Alliance) and the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition are joining forces. In their combined 60 years of …




Bank robbery suspect captured after chase in Black Mountain – WLOS

Bank robbery suspect captured after chase in Black Mountain  WLOS

The suspect in an Asheville bank robbery was caught after a chase Tuesday afternoon in Black Mountain. Black Mountain police were conducting a traffic stop …


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