Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 201.
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.