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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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Reality Check: NC lawmakers aim to curb opioid use, overdose deaths with new bill – WLOS


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Reality Check: NC lawmakers aim to curb opioid use, overdose deaths with new bill
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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) – Recently, North Carolina lawmakers proposed a bill to curb the growing trend of opioid use and overdose deaths. Macon County Sen. Jim Davis is one of the main sponsors of the legislation, titled the Strengthen Opioid …




Sheriff: Man tries to steal gas from his father, gets shot – WLOS

Sheriff: Man tries to steal gas from his father, gets shot
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — A Franklin man is recovering Monday night after authorities say his father shot him on Sunday. Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland said 25-year-old Danny Thomas, known as D.J., is a convicted felon with a lengthy …




3 face drug charges after routine traffic stop – WLOS


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3 face drug charges after routine traffic stop
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Three people from Louisiana face drug charges after Macon County deputies say they found marijuana and MDMA during a routine traffic stop. Sarah Helton, Joshua Mounger and Dayna Reeve all face charges in …




Macon residents clean up after severe storm strikes with high winds – WLOS

Macon residents clean up after severe storm strikes with high winds
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Severe storms, packing high winds, rain and hail, roared through Macon County on Wednesday. The area around Allison Watts and Southard roads in the western part of the county was hit about 5 p.m.. Wind swirled …




Driving too slow in the left lane? You’d be fined under NC Senate bill – News & Observer


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Driving too slow in the left lane? You'd be fined under NC Senate bill
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The proposal is co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Tom McInnis of Rockingham and Jim Davis of Macon County. North Carolina already requires slower vehicles to keep right, but the law doesn't spell out specific penalties. If the bill passes, the state
NC Senate bill would fine slow drivers in the left laneWTVD-TV

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NC bill would fine drivers for going too slow in left lane – WLOS


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NC bill would fine drivers for going too slow in left lane
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Exceptions would include people who are moving over or preparing for a left turn. The sponsors of the bill are GOP Sens. Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County, Tom McInnis of Rockingham and Jim Davis of Macon County. Visit ABC11.com to learn more about …

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