Macon County was formed in 1842 from parts of Smith and Sumner counties and was named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina Revolutionary War soldier, U. S. Senator and Speaker of the House of Representatives. The county seat is Lafayette. Throughout most of its history, Macon County’s economy has been largely dependent on agriculture and burley tobacco has been the most common cash crop in the twentieth century. For more information regarding Macon County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
|Farm Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|Hanes Hedges Farm||Macon||1886|
|Hugh B. Morrison Farm||Macon||1828|
|Jenkins Sunny Slope Farm||Macon||1874|
|Russell Family Farm||Macon||1854|