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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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Local family severely injured in Macon County crash – WLOS

Local family severely injured in Macon County crash
WLOS
Macon County, N.C. (WLOS) — TRAGIC UPDATE: Thirteen-year-old Shane Tastinger has died. Read the update on the wreck that injured other members of the Tastinger family here. A GoFundMe account has been created to help a local family, severely …




Macon County authorities investigate death of 3-month-old boy – WLOS

Macon County authorities investigate death of 3-month-old boy
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Macon County deputies are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy. The baby's 20-year-old father is in jail on an unrelated charge. He hasn't been charged in this case, but search warrants indicate he may have played …




Over 40 animals removed from Macon County home; several dead – WLOS

Over 40 animals removed from Macon County home; several dead
WLOS
More than 30 animals were removed from a Macon County home on May 10 following an investigation into an animal cruelty complaint. A press release from the Macon County Health Department said 17 dogs, 17 chickens and seven dead animals were …




Crash that injured Macon family turns deadly as teenage son dies – WLOS


WLOS
Crash that injured Macon family turns deadly as teenage son dies
WLOS
Thirteen-year-old Shane had life-threatening brain trauma. He and his father were airlifted to Memorial Mission where Shane underwent surgery but remained in critical condition. John Tastinger, Sr. is Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland's brother-in-law.




2 seriously injured after multi-vehicle wreck in Macon County, troopers say – WLOS


WLOS
2 seriously injured after multi-vehicle wreck in Macon County, troopers say
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Troopers say four people were taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle wreck on Monday afternoon. The crash happened near U.S. 441 and Sanderstown Road. Troopers say five people were involved in the wreck; two of …

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Isolated schools legislation could benefit Macon County schools – Carolina Public Press


Carolina Public Press
Isolated schools legislation could benefit Macon County schools
Carolina Public Press
Three North Carolina schools fall under those definitions, the two in Macon County and the state's other K-12 school on Ocracoke Island. A companion bill in the House of Representatives, HB 23, was filed by Republican state Rep. Kevin Corbin, a


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