Place:Macon, North Carolina, United States

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Macon County is a county located in the North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,922. Its county seat is Franklin.

Macon County is the home of the Nantahala River (along with Swain County, North Carolina). The Nantahala is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the nation.

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History

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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.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1828 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 5,333
1840 4,869
1850 6,389
1860 6,004
1870 6,615
1880 8,064
1890 10,102
1900 12,104
1910 12,191
1920 12,887
1930 13,672
1940 15,880
1950 16,174
1960 14,935
1970 15,788
1980 20,178
1990 23,499

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External links

www.maconnc.org


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