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Macon County,
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Macon County, North Carolina History

When was Macon County, NC Created?
Macon County was created on 1828 from Haywood County. This county was named for Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837), a member and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

What is the County Seat of Macon County, NC?
The County Seat is located in Marion also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Macon County, NC?
Bordering Counties are Swain County (north), Jackson County (east), Rabun County, Georgia (south), Clay County (southwest), Cherokee County (west), Graham County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Macon County, NC?
Cities and towns located in the County include Franklin, Iotla, Highlands, Scaly Mountain, Cullasaja, Peek's Creek, Otto, Aquone, Etna, Kyle, Leatherman, Rainbow Springs, Oak Grove, Prentiss, West's Mill, Gneiss.

Macon County, NC Vital Records

Where can find Macon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Macon County vital records can be found at the North Carolina Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1913 and death records after 1930, copies of marriage since Jan 1962 and a Divorce records since 1958. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in North Carolina for current fees and application process.

Birth, death and marriage certificates also may be obtained at the Macon County Register of Deeds (ROD) office. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the  Macon County clerk of court.

You can search online for Macon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for North Carolina Birth Certificate, Death, Divorce and Marriage Certificate Application to mail.

The North Carolina State Archives has the following vital records: Death Certificates, 1913-1975 (Statewide Index: 1913-1979); microfilmed Indexes to Births and Deaths (except Wake, Durham); Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 (not required by law); Cohabitation Records, 1866-1867; microfilmed Marriage Registers and Indexes; microfilmed Marriage Licenses for many of the counties See Also North Carolina Vital Records Research Guide

Macon County, NC Census Records

What Macon County, NC census records are available?
County census records consists of Federal Census Schedules which can guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Macon Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macon Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macon Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also North Carolina Census Records Research Guide

Macon County, NC Courthouse and Government Records

Macon County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Macon County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Macon County. The years pointed out listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also North Carolina Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Macon County, NC Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Macon County, NC?
A list of Macon County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See also a list of Statewide North Carolina Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Macon County, NC Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Macon County, NC?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Macon County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is merely a directory that has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Macon Co. NC Books, Newspapers & Publications

Macon Co. NC Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Macon Co. NC Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Macon Co. NC General and History Websites

Macon Co. NC Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Macon Co. NC Military Records

Macon Co. NC Schools & Directories

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