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Guide to Macon County North Carolina genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Macon County, North Carolina
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Location in the state of North Carolina
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Location of North Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1828
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Macon County Courthouse
Franklin, NC 28734-3005
Phone: 828-349-2095

Register of Deeds has marriage and land records
Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records[1] Macon County was recreated from Haywood in 1828

History

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The county is named after U.S. Senator Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837).[2]

Parent County

1828--Macon County was created in 1828 from Haywood County.
County seat: Franklin [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Many records are missing. For a list of record loss in North Carolina counties see: North Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Cemeteries

Many of Macon County's cemeteries have been surveyed, and the surveys placed online: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/region/southeast/ncmacon/cemeteries.html

The Macon County Historical Society is planning to release a compilation of the county's cemetery surveys in book form.

Census

For tips on accessing Macon County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church

Court

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

- 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Company H
:- 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry, Company K 
:- 5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves, Company G
:- 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Company A

Newspapers

Probate

State Archives
County Courthouse

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriages
  • 1833-1941 - Macon County Marriage Index 1833-1941. Batch M752093 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Societies and Libraries 

Macon County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, North Carolina. Page 510 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Nathaniel Macon", Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/9/91/Iginorthcarolinag.pdf.


 

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