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Franklin, the county seat of Macon County, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005. The town is nicknamed the “gem capital of the world” and is well-known for the mining of rubies and sapphires. Visitors to the town can enjoy a thriving downtown; museums, including the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, the Scottish Tartans Museum, and the Macon County Historical Society and Museum; and natural surroundings that include over 150,000 acres of the Nantahala National Forest and part of the Appalachian Trail.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 10, Mar 2007, p20-22, 24, 26, il, map