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A Macon County Landmark

Gillespie Chapel

The evocative steeple of historic GillespieGillespie Chapel Chapel watches over the valley of Jones Creek as it has for more than a century.

In its day, the building served as church and schoolhouse for this rural Macon County community. The chapel is no longer on the Methodist Circuit. But, as the home of the Upper Cartoogechaye Community Club, it continues to hold a central place in the life of the neighborhood.

Teresita Press took its name from the Teresita Post Office, which once served the community from the Gillespie Chapel parsonage.

The rural landscape of Macon County is rich in history, legend and folklore. Exploring the heritage of this Southern Appalachian region is the mission of Teresita Press.

Macon County's past on-line

Visit our History pages for a diverse collection of resources:

Wish you were here!The Town of Franklin from the old RR station, ca. 1910.

Enjoy our collection of old postcards from Macon County.

Teresita Press

We are a small press specializing in the history and genealogy of Western North Carolina — especially Macon County, NC — since 1980.

Teresita Press offers a selection of unique publications in Western North Carolina history & genealogy.
  • Our collections of early records make the hidden past accessible. Check out our booklist.
  • We'll ship within two days of receiving your order.
  • Teresita pays shipping.

Early Court Records Published

(April 13, 2002) Log Cabin Court: The Business of a Pioneer Court, with Sketches of Principal Players is available now. This fully indexed, 313-page book includes a transcription of the minutes of the Macon County court, 1829-1832. About 1200 names appear in these pages, including early settlers who made no other mark in the public record. Biographical and genealogical notes of the main characters and a description of the early court system flesh out this work by Barbara McRae. (Cost $30. Take an early-bird discount if ordering before May 31., 2002.)

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Photos from a 1926 visit to Franklin to trip photos

The Teresita Gazette — it's free!

Our occasional Newsletter is packed with information about Macon County's history and news of the history scene today. Issues will be posted as they become available. Download and enjoy!

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