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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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Missing man in Macon County found in woods suffering from hypothermia – WLOS


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Missing man in Macon County found in woods suffering from hypothermia
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. — A man reported missing Sunday afternoon in Macon County was found hours later, but it took even longer for crews to get him out of the woods. The Macon County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that Danny Lee Thomas, 44, …

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Longer runway planned for Macon County Airport – WLOS


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Longer runway planned for Macon County Airport
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There will be more space to land at the Macon County Airport in the next few years. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is approving a $4.5 million project to add 1,000 feet to the runway — 500 feet at each end. The plan requires Macon




Strained by wildfire costs, Macon County finds money for Forest Service Office repairs – WLOS


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Strained by wildfire costs, Macon County finds money for Forest Service Office repairs
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The North Carolina wildfires had an impact on needed building repairs at the State Forest Service Office in Macon County. Urgent firefighting costs this year strained the Forest Service budget. So, it asked county …

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Missing Macon man has frostbite after being rescued from bitter weather – WLOS

Missing Macon man has frostbite after being rescued from bitter weather
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MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Emergency workers say it's a miracle a missing Macon County man survived being exposed to the snow and bitter cold for 36 hours over the weekend. Danny Thomas, 44, had Jeep trouble Saturday along Highway 64 west …

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Another runway extension in the wings for Macon airport – Smoky Mountain News

Another runway extension in the wings for Macon airport
Smoky Mountain News
With the last Macon County Airport runway extension project barely in the rearview, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has approved another $4.5 million airport project to make the runway even longer. The last expansion project in 2011 …




WNC flush with opioids as officials seek solutions – Citizen-Times – Asheville Citizen-Times


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WNC flush with opioids as officials seek solutions – Citizen-Times
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Even as the national opioid crisis worsens, Western North Carolina doctors are prescribing increasing numbers of opioid pills. Prescriptions for OxyContin …

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