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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

Fred Grimm: Florida’s disappearing retirees never quite disappeared – MiamiHerald.com (blog)

Fred Grimm: Florida's disappearing retirees never quite disappeared
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The Miami Herald published a story in 1985, out of Macon County, North Carolina, about the inevitable culture clash when this great horde of Florida migrants mixed with Appalachian locals. “To the delight of chambers of commerce and the exasperation of …




Jury selection starts in bear poaching trial in Asheville – Asheville Citizen-Times

Jury selection starts in bear poaching trial in Asheville
Asheville Citizen-Times
Jerry Francis Parker, Jerome Brock Parker and Walter Henry Stancil, of Rabun County, Ga., are accused of conspiring to violate state and federal laws regarding the hunting and killing of black bears in Rabun County and in Macon County in North Carolina




Election profiles: Candidates for NC Senate – Macon County News (blog)


Macon County News (blog)
Election profiles: Candidates for NC Senate
Macon County News (blog)
Jane Hipps The Macon County League of Women Voters hosted a candidates forum last Thursday for the 50th senate district of North Carolina. Incumbent Jim Davis and challenger Jane Hipps squared off and fielded questions posed by league members.




Asheville Genealogy: County docs from before it existed – Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Genealogy: County docs from before it existed
Asheville Citizen-Times
Another excellent resource for NC county information is “North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History” by Helen Leary (North Carolina Genealogical Society; 2nd edition (June 1996). Most public and genealogical libraries have these two … The




Deaths & Funerals – 09/18/2014 – Macon County News (blog)

Deaths & Funerals – 09/18/2014
Macon County News (blog)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Macon County Senior Services, Community Resource Center, 108 Wayah Street, Franklin, NC 28734 or Macon County Transit, 36 Pannell Lane, Franklin, NC 28734. Macon Funeral Home is in charge …




Tapping into Macon County – Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Tapping into Macon County
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Heinlein is the owner/brewmaster of Satulah Mountain Brewing Company, the first microbrewery in Highlands, and in Macon County. Standing behind the counter of his business, Heinlein is all smiles when it comes to seeing his … The brewer noted that


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