The American History and Genealogy Project
The American History and Genealogy Project (AHGP), is an unincorporated not-for-profit network of independent sites devoted to History and Genealogy, and covering North American Countries and Territories. We are a group of independent webmasters who link together to share Historical and Genealogical data with researchers.
Your Macon County Coordinator is Paul Parker
Macon County lies in the western corner of North Carolina.
Macon County was formed in 1828 from Haywood County but a County Government was not formed until 1829. Named for Nathaniel Macon, speaker of the house of representatives.
The County seat is Franklin, named for Jesse Franklin, a Representative and senator from North Caroilina.
The area of the County is 516 square miles.
Population in 2000 Census was 29,811 with 21,391 housing units.
The Nantahala National Forest is a 531,848 acre forest containing Whitewater Falls, the highest falls east of the Rockies. Macon County has 153,211 acres in National Forest lands.
The Applachian Trail is only a short distance west of Franklin.
The Franklin Press Newspaper
Chris and Sherry Schultheis have a great site with selected Macon County Cemetery surveys online.
Adjoining Counties are;
Cherokee-No AHGP site online
Clay-No AHGP site online
Graham-No AHGP site online
Jackson-No AHGP site online
Macon County is served with the following zip codes;