Welcome to Macon County, Tennessee.
Macon County TN has a lot to offer.  We hope you will enjoy exploring our web site and our county!

 

One More Time in The Iris Patch: Remembering Doyle Smith, 1938-2015
Saturday, May 7, 2012
Lucille and the boys invite you to stroll through Doyle's beloved irises one last time. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch, drinks will be provided, and enjoy the music of shade tree pickers. If you cannot make it on Saturday, the Iris Patch will be open for viewing on Sunday, Mother's  Day, May 8th.  The Iris Patch with more than 500 different named bearded irises is located in a two acre field at 617 Bennett Hill Rd, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 The Iris Patch will be only be opened May 7th and 8th.  So if you have always wanted to go, now is the time to do it.

 

 

Macon County Small Business Week Lunchtime Workshops
May 2-7, 2016
Since 1963, the President of the U.S. has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week. During this week long event the Small Business Administration recognizes the contributions of America’s top entrepreneurs and small business owners. In addition, many communities host small business workshops and/ or business conferences to foster an entrepreneur and small business support system. In honor of Small Business Week—May 2-7, 2016, the Macon County Public Library and Vision 2020 Inc have teamed up to offer local residents a series of “Lunchtime Workshops”. The workshops are free of charge and cover topics that are relevant to today’s entrepreneurs and small business owners: Loan guarantees, business data, agriculture, where are the resources, what not to do, and social media marketing.  There are two locations hosting the workshops:  Macon County Public Library 311 Church Street Lafayette, TN 37083 615-666-4340 *All classes 11:30am-12:30pm Monday, 2nd-Small Business Administration; Tuesday, 3rd-Business Essentials Data; Thursday, 5th-Ag in Macon; and Friday, 6th-Entrepreneurs are Everywhere.

 

 

Scholarship Available
Apply by June 30, 2016
The Allen County League of Artists and Crafters is pleased to announce a $250 cash scholarship in memory of Nancy Pedigo.  This scholarship is open to all graduating 2016 high school seniors who will  be pursuing a formal education in the visual arts in the following counties: Allen, Barren, Simpson, Monroe and Warren in Kentucky and Sumner and Macon in Tennessee.  This scholarship is renewable yearly if the winner continues to qualify. Application forms and requirement list are available from ACLAC, P.O. Box 191, Adolphus, KY 42120 or by calling 270-606-0145.  Deadline to submit a completed application is June 30, 2016.

 

 


Relay for Life
June 3, 2016
Macon County’s 2016 Relay For Life which will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Key Park, 6:00-11:00pm?  For more information, please contact: Dianne Ledbetter,  ACS/RFL Community Manager  dianne.ledbetter@cancer.org.

 

 


17th Annual Tennessee Highway 52 Yard Sale
May 20-21, 2016
Almost 100 miles of sales!
www.tn52.com/tn52_yard_sale.htm 

 

 


The Macon County Educational Foundation has set up a GoFundMe page.
Please click on the logo above to read about MCEF's role in Macon County!

 

 


Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the TN52.com website for details.

 

 


New Book Now Available
"Simple Pleasures," a history of Red Boiling Springs during the resort era of the 20s and 30s, is available from Vision 2020.  All funds raised from this sale go to the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum Fund.  The price is $8 and may be purchased at Macon Bank and Trust RBS and Main Lafayette branches, The Armour Hotel and Grandpa's House.  

 

 


Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum
Click on the image above to watch a short video on Cyclemos, Tennessee's only motorcycle museum!  The video was produced by WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville for their Travelin' Tennessee segment.

 

 


The Macon County Driving Quilt Trail
Please click here for photos.

 

Welcome to Macon County, Tennessee!

Macon County, Tennessee, is a great place to live and work.  We are proud of our people, cities, businesses, industries, churches, schools, government and organizations.  We invite everyone to help us showcase the resources of Macon County on this web site.  Everyone's ideas are welcome.  Please be sure to contact us with coming events that your group is sponsoring.

 

 

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Please visit our other local web sites:
www.LafayetteTN.com
www.RedBoilingSpringsTN.com
www.TN52.com (Tourism Web Site)

 

 

 

 


www.tnecd.gov
State of Tennessee
Department of Economic & Community Development

 

 


For complete visitor information on Tennessee, click here:
www.TNvacation.com or call 800-GO2-TENN.

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