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Mackeys Ferryformerly located at the present community of Mackeys in N Washington County on Kendricks Creek. Shown as T. Bells Ferry on the Moseley map, 1733; purchased from Bell by Col. William Mackey in 1735; was in continuous operation until 1938. At the time it was dismantled, the ferry operated between Edenton in S Chowan County and the S shore of Albemarle Sound immediately N of Pleasant Grove in N Washington County.
Mackscommunity in W Johnston County.
Macocommunity in NE Brunswick County. Named Farmers Turnout in 1867, but about 1890 intended to be named Maraco for the MacRae Co., which developed land in the vicinity. The present name, easier to pronounce, came into use instead. Alt. 49. Site of the "Maco Light," an unidentified phenomenon that has been recurring frequently since a train wreck there in 1867. Traditionally, the light is said to be the lantern of Joe Baldwin, a railroad conductor who was killed while attempting to prevent the wreck. President Grover Cleveland purportedly saw the light in 1889 and asked for an explanation.
Macontown in N central Warren County on heads of Sixpound Creek and Walkers Creek. Alt. 285. Settled in early 1800s and shown as Chestnut Crossroads on the MacRae map, 1833. Post office of Macon est. in 1839. Inc. 1889; named for Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837), speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, member of Congress from 1815 to 1828, and president of N.C. Constitutional Convention, 1835. A Civil War training camp, Camp Macon, was located there.
Macon Countywas formed in 1828 from Haywood County. Located in the W section of the state, it is bounded by the state of Georgia and by Clay, Cherokee, Swain, and Jackson Counties. It was named for Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837), speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. senator. Area: 520 sq. mi. County seat: Franklin, with an elevation of 2,113 ft. Townships are Burningtown, Cartoogechaye, Cowee, Ellijay, Flats, Franklin, Highlands, Millshoal, Nantahala, Smiths Bridge, and Sugar Rock. Produces corn, dairy products, livestock, hogs, textiles, lumber, heavy equipment, hay, honey, plastics, and mica.
Mad Inlettidal waterway between Bald Beach and Bird Island in SW Brunswick County.
Madcap Branchrises in NE Swain County and flows NW into Bunches Creek.
Madgecommunity in SE Mecklenburg County served by post office, 1892-1903.
Madisontown in W Rockingham County at the junction of Mayo and Dan Rivers. Alt. 577. Chartered in 1815, first sale of lots 1818; inc. 1851. Named for President James Madison (1751-1836).
Madison Countywas formed in 1851 from Buncombe and Yancey Counties. Located in the W section of the state, it is bounded by Yancey, Buncombe, and Haywood Counties and the state of Tennessee. It was named for James Madison (1751-1836), fourth president of the United States. Area: 456 sq. mi. County seat: Marshall, with an elevation of 1,650 ft. Townships, now numbered 1 to 16, were formerly Marshall, Shelton Laurel, Bull Creek, Middle Fork of Ivy, West Fork of Ivy, Sandy Mush, Little Pine Creek, Spring Creek, Hot Springs, Big Laurel, Upper Laurel, Big Pine Creek, Meadow Fork of Spring Creek, Grapevine, Mars Hill, and Foster Creek. Produces tobacco, corn, dairy products, livestock, hay, nursery products, pumpkins, tomatoes, textiles, and electronics.