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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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At least 20 arrested in major drug bust in Macon County – WLOS


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At least 20 arrested in major drug bust in Macon County
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY. N.C. — At least 20 people are arrested in a drug raid in Macon County. Several law enforcement agencies, including Franklin, Macon and Jackson counties, and state and federal authorities, joined in "Operation Thunderstruck” in …
20 arrested as part of drug sting in Macon Co.WSPA.com

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Name of driver killed in Labor Day crash in Macon County released – WLOS


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Name of driver killed in Labor Day crash in Macon County released
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The wreck was the fourth deadly crash in Western North Carolina during the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a release from NCHP, other fatal wrecks were reported over the weekend in Brevard, Robbinsville and Cleveland County. There were 10 …
3 traffic deaths in WNC among 10 in state over holiday weekendAsheville Citizen-Times

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Macon County law enforcement wait tables for fundraiser – WLOS


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Macon County law enforcement wait tables for fundraiser
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WLOS — MACON COUNTY, N.C. — The Macon County Sheriff's Office has started fundraising for Christmas. Tip-A-Cop kicked off Thursday at Motor Company Grill in Franklin with sheriff's deputies, Franklin police, and Highlands police waiting tables.




Pipeline leak effects ripple into Macon County – Macon county times


Macon county times
Pipeline leak effects ripple into Macon County
Macon county times
An analyst at GasBuddy.com says the leak could cause gas prices to jump between 5 and 15 cents in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Locals quickly saw the effects here in Macon County as some of the gas stations ran out of gas. Lafayette …

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State candidates speak to Macon residents – Smoky Mountain News

State candidates speak to Macon residents
Smoky Mountain News
… opportunity to meet the state candidates vying for a chance to represent Macon County. Republican Kevin Corbin and Democrat Randy Hogsed are running for N.C. House District 120 — a seat left vacant with the retirement of Rep. Roger West, R-Marble.




College student called ‘hero’ after rescuing a young child at summer camp – WLOS


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College student called 'hero' after rescuing a young child at summer camp
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WLOS — CHEROKEE, N.C. — When a young boy got into trouble in the Oconaluftee River, a Macon County college student put her lifeguard training to good use. Paige Robinson works as a lifeguard for a Macon County Schools summer program. A couple …


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