Macon County was formed in 1828 from Haywood County.
Prior to the Treaty of 1819, the area was Cherokee land.
After the treaty was signed, the area was a part of Haywood
County until the county formation in 1828. The county
was named for Nathaniel Macon, a respected statesman of NC.
In 1851, Jackson County was created from Macon and Haywood
Counties, and in 1872, Swain County was created from Jackson
and Macon Counties.
We welcome your contributions to the Macon County, NC Genweb
pages. Please contact Dee Gibson-Roles
the Macon County County Coordinator with any contributions,
suggestions, questions, or corrections.