A map of the area around Macon County from 1900.
IMAGE: TN State Library and Archives
County seat: Lafayette
Most counties are known for what they have. In Macon County's case, it is more interesting to reflect on what the county does NOT have.
Macon County is one of the few counties in Tennessee that has never had a railroad line.
Macon County also has no major river.
Therefore, Macon County has historically been a very isolated place.
Here is the Macon County Courthouse.