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Guide to '''Macon County, North Carolina ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.maconnc.org/ Macon County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Franklin, NC 28734-3005<br>Phone: 828-349-2095<br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> Macon County was recreated from Haywood in 1828<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1913</center>
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[http://www.maconnc.org/ Macon County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>Franklin, NC 28734-3005<br>Phone: 828-349-2095<br><br>Register of Deeds has marriage and land records<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macon County, North Carolina. Page 510 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> Macon County was recreated from Haywood in 1828<br> <br><br> '''Register of Deeds'''<br> 5 W. Main Street<br> Franklin, NC 28734<br> Telephone: 828-349-2095<br> Fax: 828-349-2403<br> [mailto:deeds@maconnc.org Email]<br> [http://www.maconncdeeds.com/ Website]<br> <br> Clerk of Superior Court'''<br>''' PO Box 288 <br> Franklin, NC 28744<br> Telephone: (828) 349-7200<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px|Nathaniel Macon.JPG]]  
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[[Image:Nathaniel Macon.JPG|thumb|right|199px]]  
  
 
The county is named after U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon Nathaniel Macon] (1758-1837).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon "Nathaniel Macon"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon Nathaniel Macon] (1758-1837).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Macon "Nathaniel Macon"], Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1828'''--Macon County was created in 1828&nbsp;from [[Haywood County, North Carolina|Haywood]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1828'''--Macon County was created in 1828&nbsp;from [[Haywood County, North Carolina|Haywood]] County.<br>'''County seat''': Franklin <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating North Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/ "Rotating Formation North Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1664-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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Many records are missing.  
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Jackson County, North Carolina|Jackson]]  
 
*[[Jackson County, North Carolina|Jackson]]  
 
*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]  
 
*[[Oconee County, South Carolina|Oconee County, South Carolina]]  
*[[Rabun County, Georgia|Rabun County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Rabun County, Georgia Genealogy|Rabun County, Georgia]]  
 
*[[Swain County, North Carolina|Swain]]  
 
*[[Swain County, North Carolina|Swain]]  
*[[Towns County, Georgia|Towns County, Georgia]]
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*[[Towns County, Georgia Genealogy|Towns County, Georgia]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
[[Image:Ncmacon.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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[[Image:Ncmacon.png|thumb|right|200px|Ncmacon.png]]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="24%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=29&GScnty=1707&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465351|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=29&CScnty=1707 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.ncgenweb.us/macon/cemeteries.htm NCGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Macon+North+Carolina&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=North%20Carolina&county=Macon&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/macon/maconcems.html NCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/macon.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/maco/index.htm North Carolina Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[North Carolina Cemeteries|North Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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The Macon County Historical Society is planning to release a compilation of the county's cemetery surveys in book form.  
  
The Macon County Historical Society is planning to release a compilation of the county's cemetery surveys in book form.  
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Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia Obituaries and Headstones [http://www.carter-cousins.org/]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1779 - 1782''' - {{RecordSearch|1498361|North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers 1779-1782}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.  
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''Online Records''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932376|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932416|North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1885 - 1953''' - {{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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:- [[16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry|16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry]], Company H<br>
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:- [[1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry|1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company K&nbsp;<br>
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:- [[5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves|5th Regiment, North Carolina Senior Reserves]], Company G<br>
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:- [[7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry|7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry]], Company A<br>
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2568864|North Carolina, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1940 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2053639|North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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''Online Probate Records''
  
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*'''1660 - 1790''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4197 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1660-1790] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1663 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1911121|North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1665 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9061 North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1735 - 1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|North Carolina Probate Records 1735-1970}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*'''1760 - 1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3945 North Carolina Will Abstracts 1760-1800] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images
 
===== State Archives  =====
 
===== State Archives  =====
  
*[http://archives.ncdcr.gov/FindingAids/containerlists/MaconCountyWills.pdf Macon County Wills, 1830-1966] - index of wills held at the NC State Library&nbsp;
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*'''1830 - 1966''' - [http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/26/PDF/findingaids/containerlists/MaconCountyWills.pdf Macon County Wills, 1830-1966] - index of wills held at the NC State Library&nbsp;
  
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
 
===== County Courthouse  =====
  
*'''1829-1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1829-1927)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1829 - 1927''' - {{RecordSearch|1867501|Will Books (1829-1927)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth =====
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*'''1800 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|1949336|North Carolina Birth Index 1800-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1866 - 1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1675484|North Carolina Births and Christenings 1866-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=====Death =====
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*'''1898 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1675510|North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1906 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1609799|North Carolina Deaths 1906-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1908 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8908 North Carolina Death Indexes 1908-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1909 - 1975''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1121 North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1931 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|1584959|North Carolina Deaths 1931-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce =====
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*'''1958 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1115 North Carolina Divorce Index 1958-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Marriages  =====
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*'''1741 - 2004''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8909 North Carolina Marriage Index 1741-2004] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1759 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1675514|North Carolina Marriages 1759-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1762 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1726957|North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1763 - 1868''' - {{RecordSearch|2524877|North Carolina, Civil Marriages, 1763-1868}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Macon Co Historical Society and Genealogical Society '''<br> 36 W Main St<br> Franklin, NC 28734 <br> Telephone Number:828-524-9758<br><br>
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'''Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 2122<br> Asheville, NC 28802-2122 <br><br>
  
 
[[Macon County Genealogical Society]]  
 
[[Macon County Genealogical Society]]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Franklin North Carolina Family History Center]]
 
*[[Franklin North Carolina Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/northcarolina/macon-county/ Macon County, NC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/macon/ Macon County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://ncgenweb.us/macon/ Macon County, NCGenWeb] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Macon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Macon|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Latest revision as of 23:29, 20 June 2017

United States
North Carolina
Macon County

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


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Macon County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Macon County
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

Beginning Dates for Macon County, North Carolina Genealogy Government Records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1913
1828
1830
1820
1830


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


Register of Deeds
5 W. Main Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone: 828-349-2095
Fax: 828-349-2403
Email
Website

Clerk of Superior Court
PO Box 288
Franklin, NC 28744
Telephone: (828) 349-7200

History

Nathaniel Macon.JPG

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Ncmacon.png

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
North Carolina Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See North Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

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

Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia Obituaries and Headstones [1]

Census

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

Church

Court

Education

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Macon County, North Carolina Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Macon County, North Carolina Genealogy:

- 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
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Probate

Online Probate Records

State Archives
County Courthouse

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Death
Divorce
Marriages

Societies and Libraries 

Macon Co Historical Society and Genealogical Society
36 W Main St
Franklin, NC 28734
Telephone Number:828-524-9758

Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2122
Asheville, NC 28802-2122

Macon County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

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).