Macon County, North Carolina (Fanning's, 1853)
MACON COUNTY, situated on the south boundary of North Carolina. Area, 900 square miles. Face of the country, elevated and mountainous. Seat of justice, Franklin. Pop. in 1830 5,333; in 1840, 4,869; in 1850, 6,389.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 201.