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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

Local Wakefield Revolutionary War connection to be honored – Macon county times

Local Wakefield Revolutionary War connection to be honored
Macon county times
He entered military service in Burke County, North Carolina, as a volunteer militiaman under Captain Penland in 1778. He was injured in a skirmish near Cathey's Fort. The following year he joined the light horse brigade under … At the cemetery the




Visiting Our Past: Cultural series begins with Cherokee – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
Visiting Our Past: Cultural series begins with Cherokee
Asheville Citizen-Times
22 at the American Indian Heritage Celebration at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The Eagle Dance is a great power-giver to the people, and had traditionally … Despite being promised by Jackson that he'd be allowed to stay in Sugartown (in




Education, tax rates on ballot in Macon – Smoky Mountain News

Education, tax rates on ballot in Macon
Smoky Mountain News
First elected to the board of commissioners in 2006, the Macon County native has experienced being in the majority party and in the minority, and he held the chairman's seat for two years. This year he was named president of the North Carolina




Same-sex marriage ban overturned in NC – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Same-sex marriage ban overturned in NC
Macon County News (blog)
To date, two couples have been issued licenses in Macon County, and one in Jackson. After the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., ultimately paved the way for same-sex marriage last week, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said the …




Deaths & Funerals – 10/16/2014 – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Deaths & Funerals – 10/16/2014
Macon County News (blog)
Cynthia Beck Gay, 84, of Franklin, N.C., died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 12, 2014, at The Hermitage in Dillsboro, following a period of declining health. A resident of Macon County since 1983, she had been active in St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church




LEAF presents Jabali Acrobats at Orange Peel Monday – Asheville Citizen-Times


Asheville Citizen-Times
LEAF presents Jabali Acrobats at Orange Peel Monday
Asheville Citizen-Times
Sugar skulls are $5, with half of the proceeds going to benefit the Coalicion de Organizaciones de Latino-Americanos, an organization advocating for immigrants' rights in Western North Carolina. (learn more at http://www.colawnc.org). … FRANKLIN


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