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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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Volunteer firefighter dies in NC house fire – WXII The Triad


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Volunteer firefighter dies in NC house fire
WXII The Triad
Brad McCoy, 36, died in the fire around 1 a.m. in Macon County, about 80 miles southwest of Asheville. His 9-year-old daughter was badly burned and flown to a burn center, sister station WYFF reported. His wife and another child were also in the home
Firefighter killed, child burned in NC house firemyfox8.com
BREAKING: Firefighter Killed and Child Burned In House FireWLOS
Volunteer Firefighter Dies, Child Suffers Burns in NC House FireFireEngineering.com
WYFF Greenville
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Aquatic invaders found in Macon County – Smoky Mountain News

Aquatic invaders found in Macon County
Smoky Mountain News
Anglers who come in contact with the parasite should clean their gear and drain water from all equipment before entering another stream, as well as contacting the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission at 828.659.3324 with the information. The NCWRC is …

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Home a Total Loss After Morning Fire – WLOS


WLOS
Home a Total Loss After Morning Fire
WLOS
Macon County, N.C. — At least three area fire departments were on scene Thursday morning in Macon County after a chimney fire spread. Officials received the call around 8AM to the home on Cove Lane, just off Frazier Road, in Franklin. No injuries were …




Police looking to ID caller who made WCU bomb threat – The Sylva Herald


The Sylva Herald
Police looking to ID caller who made WCU bomb threat
The Sylva Herald
The Ramsey Center returned to normal operation around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after WCU Police and the Macon County K9 Explosives Detection Unit swept for a possible explosive, which came up negative. WCU Police are “aggressively pursuing” a few leads, …
WCU honors fall, summer graduates in relocated commencementCherokee One Feather

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Commissioners get an earful about wilderness resolution – Smoky Mountain News

Commissioners get an earful about wilderness resolution
Smoky Mountain News
fr maconwilderness A roomful of hunters and hikers turned out at last week's Macon County Commissioners meeting. It was the first meeting after Franklin Mayor Bob Scott went public with a plea for the county to reconsider a resolution it passed in July …

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Winging It: North Carolina Students Learn About Conservation Through Butterflies – Public News Service


Public News Service
Winging It: North Carolina Students Learn About Conservation Through Butterflies
Public News Service
PHOTO: Macon County fifth- and sixth-grade students gain hands-on education in migration patterns and butterflies at the Tessentee Bottomland Preserve. Photo credit: Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.


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