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Near Buck Spring in Warren County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nathaniel Macon

1758-1837

 
 
Nathaniel Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
1. Nathaniel Macon Marker
Inscription. Nathaniel Macon, a nationally prominent senator and congressman from North Carolina, was born December 17,1758. He served in the United States Congress continuously for thirty-seven years, as representative from 1791 to 1815 and as senator from 1815 until he resigned in1828. As Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1801-1807, Macon was one of the most powerful men in the nation and exercised great influence until his death June 29, 1837.

His wish was that no grief be expressed at his funeral. He requested that dinner and grog be served and that each friend cast a stone on his grave. He is buried at his homeplace beside his wife and son. The fourth grave is believed to be Macon's grandson. Large mounds of stones cover all the graves. Thomas Jefferson referred to Macon as "The Last of the Romans."
 
Location. 36° 28.9′ N, 77° 59.76′ W. Marker is near Buck Spring, North Carolina, in Warren County. Marker is on Nathaniel Macon Drive half a mile west of Eaton Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Littleton NC 27850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Nathaniel Macon (approx. 3.8 miles away);
Nathaniel Macon's grave image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
2. Nathaniel Macon's grave
with marker in foreground
William Miller (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ella Baker (approx. 6 miles away); Plummer Bernard Young (approx. 6 miles away); Bragg Home (approx. 10.3 miles away); Warrenton Male Academy (approx. 10.4 miles away); John Hall (approx. 10.4 miles away); John H. Kerr (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. I believe Nathaniel Macon Drive is also called Buck Spring Drive. This is a rural area and Buck Spring is the name of the historic plantation rather than a town.
 
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Nathaniel Macon's grave image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
3. Nathaniel Macon's grave
Nathaniel Macon's grave with close-up of monument image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
4. Nathaniel Macon's grave with close-up of monument
Although Macon did not request a grave marker this was erected several years after his death
Sons of American Revolution footstone for grave image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
5. Sons of American Revolution footstone for grave
Nathaniel Macon's homeplace -- Buck Spring plantation image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
6. Nathaniel Macon's homeplace -- Buck Spring plantation
I believe this building is a reconstruction of the original home.
original outbuilding on Buck Spring plantation image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, September 2, 2013
7. original outbuilding on Buck Spring plantation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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