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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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Police investigate body found in Macon County – WLOS


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Police investigate body found in Macon County
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Macon County Sheriff's office is investigating after a body was found in an alleyway on Main Street in Franklin Saturday afternoon. Officials say they found the body of a 26-year-old white male in an alleyway. They are …

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Suspect shot in head during incident involving high-speed chase through Macon County – WLOS


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Suspect shot in head during incident involving high-speed chase through Macon County
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20170407 MACON COUNTY. MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) —. Macon County deputies responded to a high-speed chase early Friday morning, with suspects driving from Rabun County, Georgia, into Macon County on U.S. 441. Deputies from Habersham …
Georgia pursuit ends with gunfire in North Carolina13WMAZ
Suspect shot by officer in Macon Co. after chase from GAWSPA.com

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US Forest Service calls Macon County fires ‘suspicious’ – WLOS

US Forest Service calls Macon County fires 'suspicious'
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — U.S. Forest Service officials suspect someone intentionally set three wildfires in Macon County. A 450- acre blaze west of Franklin in Nantahala National Forest is the largest. The Muskrat-2 Fire is contained, and two

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Macon County man arrested, charged with shooting friend, assaulting deputies – WLOS


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Macon County man arrested, charged with shooting friend, assaulting deputies
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Man arrested following shooting of his friend and threatening to kill Macon County deputies. According to responding deputies Marty Brink refused to come out of his residence and claimed to have an AK-47 next to him inside his home and stated he was …




Macon County nurse rescues toddler from near-drowning – WLOS

Macon County nurse rescues toddler from near-drowning
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Macon County's sheriff wouldn't disagree, crediting all involved in rescuing the little boy. “From the dispatcher all the way through the people that responded, the neighbors, the officers, the ambulance crew, the ER staff,” says Sheriff Robert Holland.




Macon County K-9 officer dies after cancer diagnosis – WLOS


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Macon County K-9 officer dies after cancer diagnosis
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According to a release from the county, he was certified in narcotics work in the fall of 2008 and started working with the Macon County Sheriff's Office in fall of 2012. Craig said Conan was known for this “antenna tail and huge pointy ears" as a puppy.

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