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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

BREAKING: Firefighter Killed and Child Burned In House Fire – WLOS


myfox8.com
BREAKING: Firefighter Killed and Child Burned In House Fire
WLOS
MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A volunteer firefighter has died and his child badly injured after an early morning house fire in Macon County. Dispatchers say the fire broke out at just after 1 a.m. at a home on 600 Briartown Church Road in the Topton community.
Volunteer firefighter dies in NC house fireWXII The Triad
Firefighter killed, child burned in NC house firemyfox8.com
Volunteer Firefighter Dies, Child Suffers Burns in NC House FireFireEngineering.com
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Wanted: School bus drivers in Macon County – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Wanted: School bus drivers in Macon County
Macon County News (blog)
While some routes take three to six hours a day, the average route for a bus driver in Macon County is about four hours. North Carolina has long since battled bus driver wages, finding it hard to keep fulltime bus drivers in the districts, when they




Commissioners’ seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election – The Sylva Herald

Commissioners' seats up for grabs in Tuesday's election
The Sylva Herald
District: Democrat Jim Moore of Haywood County and Republican Ashley Welch of Macon County for district attorney; incumbent Democrat Joe Sam Queen of Haywood County and Republican Mike Clampitt of Swain County for N.C. House District 119; …

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Homeless shelter underway for Macon County – Smoky Mountain News

Homeless shelter underway for Macon County
Smoky Mountain News
Just a few months ago, the homeless shelter was merely a vague idea in the back of Lowell Monteith's mind, an awareness that there was a need for some way to help the homeless of Macon County. He'd first witnessed the need during his time at Lifespring …




History 1 win away for WNC trio – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
History 1 win away for WNC trio
Asheville Citizen-Times
6 Monroe (9-4) to Macon County in 2-AA. Robbinsville's No. 1 seed means that the Black Knights have homefield advantage over No. 4 Murphy (10-3) in 1-A. The Black Knights have won a WNC-best 12 state championships in football (1969, 1970, 1973, …

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Brunswick commissioner appointed to NC Association of County Commissioners … – Port City Daily

Brunswick commissioner appointed to NC Association of County Commissioners
Port City Daily
Williams is one of 32 county commissioners from across North Carolina who was appointed to the Legislative Goals Committee by NCACC President Ronnie Beale, a Macon County Commissioner, according to Amanda Hutcheson, public information officer …


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