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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

State fire marshal stops off in Franklin – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
State fire marshal stops off in Franklin
Macon County News (blog)
Being 317 miles from Raleigh, it isn't often that state officials make their way into Macon County. Last week, Wayne Goodwin, who serves as North Carolina's Insurance Commissioner as well as the State Fire Marshal, visited counties in the western part

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Forest Lookouts: The inextricable — but controversial — ties among WNC … – Carolina Public Press


Carolina Public Press
Forest Lookouts: The inextricable — but controversial — ties among WNC
Carolina Public Press
But white pines from the mountains of North Carolina – those growing in stands within a few hundred miles of his Macon County shop – make the best log homes for Johnson's business, one he's operated for the last dozen years. “It grows slower so it's




Macon, N.C., to Purchase Additional Landfill Property – waste360

Macon, N.C., to Purchase Additional Landfill Property
waste360
Macon County is taking the final steps to expand its landfill life expectancy by 60 years, likely the last expansion before the county will have to figure out a new plan for disposing waste. Commissioners recently approved purchasing two tracts of land
Macon to purchase additional landfill propertySmoky Mountain News

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Top 10 ways to get lost in Macon County this summer – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Top 10 ways to get lost in Macon County this summer
Macon County News (blog)
The mountains of western North Carolina are bountiful in terms of waterfalls and just about every point of the county can be identified by its accompanying waterfall. From walking under the 60 foot tall masterpiece known as Bridal Veil Falls, to




Macon commissioners give board new direction – Smoky Mountain News

Macon commissioners give board new direction
Smoky Mountain News
Macon County commissioners commended the board for hashing out details of the county's first noise ordinance and didn't waste any time giving the board further direction on other ordinances that need attention. The planning board will begin examining

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Deaths & Funerals – 04/16/2015 – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Deaths & Funerals – 04/16/2015
Macon County News (blog)
Ester Mae Bates Williams, 76, of Franklin, N.C., passed away April 4, 2015. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Mack and Dicey Stiwinter Bates. She was married to the late Woodrow Williams. She had worked as a machine operator in a …


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