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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

News Finding your “zen” during Macon County’s public health month – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
News Finding your “zen” during Macon County's public health month
Macon County News (blog)
"We call upon the people of Macon County, NC to observe this by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders better understand the value of public health and adopt preventive lifestyles habits in light of this year's theme, "Public




Law enforcement briefed on use of Narcan – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Law enforcement briefed on use of Narcan
Macon County News (blog)
In 2013, 40,000 overdoses occurred in North Carolina, 1,000 of which were accounted for in Macon County resulting in six deaths. That number may soon decrease as the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition is working to distribute naloxone or Narcan, …

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WNC Hospice House gets closer to goal – Smoky Mountain News

WNC Hospice House gets closer to goal
Smoky Mountain News
There are more than 50 inpatient hospice centers in North Carolina that care for the terminally ill, but this would be the first one to serve the Western North Carolina region west of Haywood County. In Macon County alone, the sheriff's office reports




A look at schools budget for past 10 years – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
A look at schools budget for past 10 years
Macon County News (blog)
Over the last 10 years, public education in North Carolina has shifted, as the state's structure has changed in order to accommodate for student enrollment growth, the rise of charter and virtual schools, and other factors that have caused state




Commissioners consider renewed landslide mapping effort – The Sylva Herald

Commissioners consider renewed landslide mapping effort
The Sylva Herald
If politics played a role in the decision, it wasn't verbalized, unlike in Macon County where conservative forces openly and successfully battled Lidar analysis amid fears of plummeting land values. In this county, leaders termed the $170,000 price tag




Deaths & Funerals – 05/21/2015 – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Deaths & Funerals – 05/21/2015
Macon County News (blog)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Angel Cancer Center (Angel Foundation-Attention: Don Capaforte, 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or Angel Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC 28734. Macon Funeral … He was a U.S. Air

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