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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

Remains found at Macon County construction site – Cherokee One Feather

Remains found at Macon County construction site
Cherokee One Feather
A Memorandum of Understanding was agreed to between the Tribe, Macon County, and the State of North Carolina to investigate the site. “It is not a large site, but it is an important site for the Tribe.” “In that site,” Howe added, “there was one burial




Women wade into fly-fishing class in western NC – StarNewsOnline.com

Women wade into fly-fishing class in western NC
StarNewsOnline.com
Martinez, who is the director of teacher recruitment and retention at UNC-Asheville, moved to Macon County in elementary school from Florida and fly-fished some as a teenager. But I have no real technical understanding of the art of it, so thats why Im

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Cherokee Burial Ground Decision – WLOS


WLOS
Cherokee Burial Ground Decision
WLOS
Macon County and Tribal leaders met Monday in Cherokee to discuss how to proceed with the project. The head of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians says the tribe wants the remains left alone. "We've got a good partnership. We'll just see what they …




Remembering the legacy of Harold Corbin – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Remembering the legacy of Harold Corbin
Macon County News (blog)
“I was privileged to serve with Harold on the Macon County Commission and as a freshman member, he was chosen as chairman, and I think that speaks volumes about him,” said North Carolina Senator Jim Davis. “The thing I remember most about Harold …

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Buncombe program aims to combat summer hunger – Asheville Citizen-Times

Buncombe program aims to combat summer hunger
Asheville Citizen-Times
The YMCA of Western North Carolina also received $70,000 in grant money to expand its summer meals program, according to Nichole L. Coston, with the Y. The organization was able add open meal sites at Bethel Seventh Day Adventist Church in Asheville

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NC safe surrender law meant to aid unwanted babies – Washington Times

NC safe surrender law meant to aid unwanted babies
Washington Times
North Carolina's safe surrender law allows a mother to give up her newborn, up to 7 days old, to a responsible adult and not face abandonment charges. The bill came about after a dead newborn was found in the Macon County landfill in February 2000, …


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