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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

Pass-Out Game Concerns In Macon County – WLOS


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Pass-Out Game Concerns In Macon County
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FRANKLIN, N.C.Macon county school leaders are warning parents about the resurgence of a dangerous game called "The Pass-Out Game". They say students hold their breath or hyperventilate until they pass out, all for a temporary sense of euphoria.
North Carolina school district warns parents of 'Pass-out game'myfox8.com

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Macon County Looks For Caterpillar Incentives – WLOS


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Macon County Looks For Caterpillar Incentives
WLOS
Roland says all county leaders are focused on trying to keep Caterpillar in Macon County. Commission Chairman Kevin Corbin is on the state's Rural Infrastructure Authority. He says the county can't offer tax incentives, but there could be money from
Caterpillar closing costs 150 local jobsMacon County News (blog)

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NC commissioners set legislative priorities – Smoky Mountain News

NC commissioners set legislative priorities
Smoky Mountain News
Currently, Macon County Schools are receiving only about 17 percent back from the lottery funds, according to County Manager Derek Roland. Monteith said that additional funding was especially important to more rural communities in North Carolina, …

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Faircloth’s lead finding lands him state award – Smoky Mountain News

Faircloth's lead finding lands him state award
Smoky Mountain News
fr faircloth Harold Faircloth was recently named Environmental Specialist of the Year in North Carolina after uncovering widespread lead contamination in private wells throughout Macon County. “I had been so busy with my duties and responsibilities in




Commissioners to explore building new county animal shelter – The Sylva Herald

Commissioners to explore building new county animal shelter
The Sylva Herald
Annual state inspection records show despite the cramped quarters and age of the building, the three animal control workers and shelter attendant meet North Carolina's expectations. … Macon County built an animal shelter six years ago. For dogs




Deaths & Funerals – 01/29/2015 – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Deaths & Funerals – 01/29/2015
Macon County News (blog)
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jess Sanders and Ida Shope Sanders. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Elura Bell Walters, Edith Conley, Willa Stiles and Margaret Harrison; brothers, Charles Sanders and


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