Formation of Macon County, Tennessee
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- approximately 1841
Hand-drawn map shows proposed boundaries of Macon County relative to Jackson and Smith counties with streams, drainage systems and principal towns. Some boundary distances to other counties are indicated, probably because new counties could apply to be formed when a certain number of citizens lived a long enough distance from their existing county seat and courthouse.
Macon County was formed in 1842, from parts of Sumner and Smith Counties. It was named for Revolutionary War soldier, U.S. Senator, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nathaniel Macon. Its county seat was named for another Revolutionary War participant, the Marquis de Lafayette.
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