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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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Macon County Wildfire Puts “Several Hundred” Homes in Danger – WLOS


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Macon County Wildfire Puts "Several Hundred" Homes in Danger
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. — Fire officials say a wildfire in Franklin is out of control with the wind making it difficult for firefighters to get a handle on it. Crews are on the scene of the Cullosaja Gorge Community on Peaceful Cove Road off Highway 64
Crews burning out woods fire in FranklinWYFF Greenville

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Macon County officials go to Washington – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Macon County officials go to Washington
Macon County News (blog)
Commissioner Ronnie Beale, Commissioner Jimmy Tate, Congressman Mark Meadows, Commission Chair Kevin Corbin Just a few weeks after setting state priorities, county officials from across North Carolina headed to Washington D.C. to attend the …




Macon County Police Chase – WLOS


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Macon County Police Chase
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody following a high speed chase in Macon County Tuesday morning. Authorities tell News 13, the man was traveling on Highway 441 from Georgia at speeds more than 100 miles per hour. They say the chase ended …




Macon County Wildfire Contained – WLOS


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Macon County Wildfire Contained
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A wildfire in Macon County has now been contained. Crews have been out all day making sure the fire doesn't jump the containment lines. The fire started Thursday afternoon in the Cullasaja Community off Highway 64 between …




Macon County emergency personnel on the job – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Macon County emergency personnel on the job
Macon County News (blog)
A tree colliding with a power line on Friday started a brush fire in the Cullasaja In the past week, emergency personnel in Macon County and across western North Carolina have had their hands full with everything from a forest fire to vehicle accidents




Which NC teachers should be paid more? – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Which NC teachers should be paid more?
Asheville Citizen-Times
"We had a number of concerns, primarily we were concerned about the impact that a differentiated pay plan would have on teamwork within the school building," said Macon County School Superintendent Chris Baldwin. Teachers also have concerns. The big …


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