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Encyclopedia > Macon, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Downtown Macon, viewed from the west.
Nickname: "The Mac-Town," "The Heart of GA," "The 478," "Middle Georgia," "Central Georgia" and "M.A.C."
Location in Bibb County in the state of Georgia
Location in Bibb County in the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°50′5″N 83°39′6″W / 32.83472, -83.65167
Country United States
State Georgia
Counties Bibb
Government
 - Mayor C. Jack Ellis (D)
Area
 - City  56.3 sq mi (145.7 km²)
 - Land  55.8 sq mi (144.5 km²)
 - Water  0.5 sq mi (1.3 km²)
Elevation  381 ft (116 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 97,255
 - Urban 379,669
 - Metro 476,954
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.macon.com/

Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA. It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County, It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 75 miles (129 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname as the Heart of Georgia. As of the 2000 census, Macon had a population of 97,255; [1] as of 2005, the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley combined statistical area had an estimated metropolitan population of 379,669 [2]. Macon is located at latitude 32°50'5" North, and longitude 83°39'6" West. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 296 pixelsFull resolution (888 × 329 pixel, file size: 26 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixelsFull resolution (1004 × 713 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Georgia is divided into 159 counties. ... Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... C. Jack Ellis is the mayor of Macon, Georgia. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Middle Georgia refers to the area near the geographic center of the U.S. state of Georgia, mostly the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Macon. ...


Macon is the sixth-largest city (by population) and third-largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in Georgia. The Macon Consolidated Statistical Area (CSA) includes 13 Georgia counties; the July 2006 U.S. Census estimate puts Macon's CSA population at 476,954. In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


Robins Air Force Base, a major employer, is south of the city in Warner Robins. The area is also home to several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The area is served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. The current (as of 2007) mayor of Macon is C. Jack Ellis (who has expressed an intent to change his name to Hakim Mansour Ellis due to his conversion to Islam). Residents of Macon are known as Maconites. Robins Air Force Base (Robins AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Warner Robins is a city located mainly in Houston County, Georgia. ... Middle Georgia Regional Airport (IATA: MCN, ICAO: KMCN) is a public airport located 9 miles (14 km) south of the city of Macon, in Bibb County, Georgia, USA. The airport has 2 runways. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... C. Jack Ellis is the mayor of Macon, Georgia. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...

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History

Governor Brown calls for militia as Sherman closes in, July 1864
Governor Brown calls for militia as Sherman closes in, July 1864
Nathaniel Macon
Macon circa 1936

Macon lies on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, which were home to Creek Indians and their predecessors for as long as 12,000 years before Europeans arrived. The fields and forests around Macon and what is now the Ocmulgee National Monument were cultivated by the Creeks, who built temple and funeral mounds that survive today. Image File history File links Macon. ... Image File history File links Macon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links 14269710_l. ... Image File history File links 14269710_l. ... The Creeks are a Native American people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... The earthlodge at Ocmulgee Ocmulgee National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located just east of Macon, Georgia. ...


Prior to its establishment as a city, Macon was the site of Fort Benjamin Hawkins. After the Creeks ceded their lands east of the Ocmulgee River, President Thomas Jefferson ordered the fort built in 1806 on the fall line of the Ocmulgee River to protect the new frontier, as it was a major military distribution point during the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813. Afterwards, the fort became a trading post for a few more years before it fell to disuse. A replica of the fort, however, stands today on a hill in east Macon. By this time, many settlers had already begun to move into the area and later renamed Fort Hawkins “Newtown.” After the establishment of Bibb County in 1822, the city was chartered as the county seat in 1823 and officially named Macon, in honor of North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon because many of the city's early settlers hailed from North Carolina. The city planners of Macon envisioned "a city within a park" and went about creating a city of spacious streets and parks. They also designated 250 acres for Central City Park and citizens were required by ordinances to plant shade trees in their front yards. History Fort Hawkins was built in 1806 by the United States government under the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. ... The Ocmulgee River near Macon The Ocmulgee River (ok-MUHL-gee) is a tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi (410 km) long, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •United States Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... Combatants United States Lower Creeks Cherokees Red Sticks (Creek Indians) Commanders Andrew Jackson John Coffee William McIntosh William Weatherford Menawa Peter McQueen Strength 7,000 4,000 Casualties 500 Settlers 125 Soldiers 1,900 The Creek War (1813–1814), also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil... Sen. ...


The city thrived due to its location on the Ocmulgee River and cotton became the mainstay of Macon's early economy. Cotton boats, stage coaches, and later, in 1843, a railroad all brought economic prosperity to Macon. In 1836, Wesleyan College, the oldest women's college in the world, was founded in Macon. In 1855 a referendum was held to determine a capital city for Georgia. Macon came in last with 3,802 votes[1]. Wesleyan College is a private, liberal arts womens college located in Macon, Georgia. ...


During the American Civil War, Macon served as the official arsenal of the Confederacy and Macon City Hall, which would serve as the temporary state capitol in 1864, was converted to use as a hospital for the wounded. However, Macon was spared by General William Tecumseh Sherman on his march to the sea. The nearby state capital of Milledgeville had been sacked and Maconites prepared for an attack. But General Sherman feared that Confederate forces were preparing a unified attack of their own and therefore bypassed Macon. Throughout the era of Reconstruction and into the twentieth century, Macon grew into a prospering town in Middle Georgia, and began to serve as a transportation hub for the entire state. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. ... Milledgeville is a city located in Baldwin County, Georgia (of which it is the county seat), northeast of Macon, Georgia between Eatonton, Georgia and Hardwick, Georgia along Highway 441 on the banks of the Oconee River. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Florida dumping 24" inches of rain resulting in major flooding in Georgia. Macon was one of the worst flooded cities,[citation needed]


Macon was famous for being the home of the serial killer Anjette Lyles[3], as well as alleged axe murderer Thomas Woolfolk.[4] Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ...


Climate

Macon has a humid, subtropical temperature. The summer often reaches its high in the mid-90s, and the winters have lows in the mid-40s. The city has an average annual precipitation of 45 inches. Macon is often considered a dividing line or "natural snowline" of the southeastern United States with areas north of the city receiving snowfall annually, while areas to the south typically not receiving snowfall every year or at all.

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 84 85 95 96 99 106 108 105 102 100 88 82
Norm High °F 56.6 60.9 68.5 75.9 83.4 89.5 91.8 90.5 85.4 76.8 67.8 59.2
Norm Low °F 34.5 37 43.8 49.5 58.6 66.6 70.5 69.5 63.7 51.1 42.5 36.3
Rec Low °F -6 9 14 29 40 46 54 55 35 26 10 5
Precip (in) 5 4.55 4.9 3.14 2.98 3.54 4.32 3.79 3.26 2.37 3.22 3.93
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Geography

The Metro Macon area

Macon is one of Georgia's three Fall Line Cities, along with Augusta and Columbus. The Fall Line is where the hilly lands of the Piedmont plateau meet the flat terrain of the coastal plain. As such, Macon has a varied landscape of rolling hills on the north side and flat plains on the south. The fall line causes rivers in the area to decline rapidly towards sea level, making it an ideal location for textile mills in the past. The Ocmulgee River is the major river that runs through Macon. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Many cities in the eastern United States are located along a geographical feature known as the Fall Line. ... Nickname: Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... Image:NONE Monte Roraima In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area. ... In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features. ... The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... “fabric” redirects here. ... The Ocmulgee River near Macon The Ocmulgee River (ok-MUHL-gee) is a tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi (410 km) long, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


The Macon metropolitan area spans 13 counties including Bibb County, Twiggs County, Jones County, Houston County, Peach County, Dooly County, Pulaski County, Bleckley County, Wilkinson County, Laurens County, Dodge County, Crawford County, and Monroe County. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Twiggs County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Peach County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Dooly County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Bleckley County is a county located in the Georgia. ... Wilkinson County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Dodge County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


Macon is located at 32°50′5″N, 83°39′6″W (32.834839, -83.651672)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 145.7 km² (56.3 mi²). 144.5 km² (55.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (0.82%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Macon is approximately 381 feet (116 meters) above sea levelGR3.


Surrounding cities and towns

Downtown Macon skyline from the northeast
Downtown Macon skyline from the northeast
Main article: Middle Georgia

Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Middle Georgia refers to the area near the geographic center of the U.S. state of Georgia, mostly the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Macon. ... Bolingbroke is a small town located in Monroe County, Georgia between Interstate 475 and Interstate 75 just north of Macon. ... Byron is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Centerville is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Culloden is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Danville is a town located in Twiggs County, Georgia. ... Dublin is a city in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. ... Forsyth is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Gray is a city located in Jones County, Georgia. ... Hawkinsville is a city in Pulaski County, Georgia, United States. ... Jeffersonville is a city in Twiggs County, Georgia, United States. ... Juliette is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Knoxville, Georgia, is the county seat of Crawford County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Lizella is a small unincorporated town located 11 miles southwest of Macon, Georgia. ... Milledgeville is a city in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Payne, or more commonly known as Payne City, is a small city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Roberta is a city located in Crawford County, Georgia. ... Robins Air Force Base (Robins AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Nickname: The International City Location in Georgia Coordinates: Counties Houston and Peach Founded September 1, 1942 Government  - Mayor Donald S. Walker Area  - City 59. ...

Demographics

The Macon-Bibb County Court House
The Macon-Bibb County Court House

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 97,255 people, 38,444 households, and 24,219 families residing in the city. The population density was 672.9/km² (1,742.8/mi²). There were 44,341 housing units at an average density of 306.8/km² (794.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 35.46% White, 62.45% African American, .19% Native American, 0.65 Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 38,444 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.0% were married couples living together, 25.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.08. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.8 males.


Economy

City economy

An economic study ranked Macon 278 out of 302 cities in 2006.[5]


Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $27,405, and the median income for a family was $33,699. Males had a median income of $29,950 versus $22,865 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,082. About 21.6% of families and 25.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Musical heritage

A statue of Otis Redding
A statue of Otis Redding

Macon natives have had a great influence upon music of the United States. The kazoo was invented in the city during the 1840s. Macon has been the birthplace or hometown to such musicians as The Allman Brothers Band, Mark Heard, Lucille Hegamin, Lena Horne, Otis Redding, and Little Richard, as well as more recent names like violinist Robert McDuffie, rapper Young Jeezy, and country artist Jason Aldean. Rapper Jody Breeze (1/4 of the hip-hop group Boyz N Da Hood, currently signed to P. Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment) was discovered in Macon at a car show. Capricorn Records, run by Macon native Phil Walden, made the city a hub for Southern rock music in the 1960s. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 378 pixel Image in higher resolution (813 × 384 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 378 pixel Image in higher resolution (813 × 384 pixel, file size: 34 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The United States is home to a wide array of regional styles and scenes. ... Two examples of the kazoo A metal kazoo The kazoo, also called Clegghorn, is a simple musical instrument (membranophone) that adds a buzzing timbral quality to a players voice when one hums into it. ... // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... The Allman Brothers Band is a band from Macon, Georgia, labeled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the principal architects of Southern rock. ... Cover of Mystery Mind John Mark Heard (1951-August 1992) was a record producer, singer, and songwriter originally from Macon, Georgia. ... Lucille Nelson Hegemin (November 29, 1894 - 1 March 1970) was a United States singer and entertainer, and a pioneering African American blues recording artist. ... Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a popular African American singer. ... Otis Ray Redding, Jr. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... Robert McDuffie is an internationally-reknown violinist. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Jay Jenkins (born September 28, 1977 in Columbia, South Carolina) formerly known as Lil J currently known as Young Jeezy, is an American rapper. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jody Breeze (born Jacoby White in 1984 in Griffin, Georgia) is an American member of the rap group Boyz N Da Hood. ... Boyz N Da Hood is an American Southern rap quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... American King Music is a hip hop and R&B record label founded by Shawn Mims and Corey Llewllyn. ... Capricorn Records was launched by Phil Walden in 1969 in Macon, Georgia (with offices in Atlanta). ... Phil Walden (1940 - April 23, 2006), was the founder of the Macon, Georgia–based Capricorn Records. ... Southern rock is a sub genre of rock music. ...


Partly as a result of this musical heritage, Macon is also the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Musicians from around the state are enshrined at the hall for their contributions, and the building features a museum showcasing Georgia's music history.


Today, the city remains the cultural hub of Middle Georgia, hosting the Macon Symphony Orchestra, which performs at the historic Grand Opera House in downtown Macon, as well as a youth symphony, the Middle Georgia Concert Band, and numerous other groups, many associated with the local universities. The Grand Opera House, often called The Grand, is a historic opera house located in Macon, Georgia. ...


Festivals

Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia State Fair
Georgia State Fair
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival - Macon is known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World." It boasts over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees, more than any other city in the world. During mid-March of every year, the height of the trees' bloom, Macon holds this 10-day celebration of concerts, food festivals, arts and crafts shows, parades, street markets, picnics, dances, and exhibitions of artists from around the world. The city becomes bathed in pink, the symbolizing color of this event, reflecting the color of the blossoms. The festival is by far Macon's largest and most well-known event. It has become among the top 20 events in the South, top 50 in the United States, and one of the top 100 in North America.
  • First Night Macon - First Night Macon is a family-oriented arts festival held in Macon every New Year's Eve. It features many concerts, dances, art shows, and theatrical performances at different venues and galleries around the downtown area, and a grand finale of fireworks at midnight.
  • Pan African Festival - Macon has a rich African American cultural heritage. Each year in April, Macon holds the Pan-African Festival featuring parades, African and Caribbean musical performances, African dancing, films, food festival, cultural shows, and exhibitions.
  • Ocmulgee Indian Celebration - A celebration of Macon's original Native American Heritage, this festival is held every September at Ocmulgee National Monument. Representatives from diverse backgrounds of Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, and other nations come to share stories, exhibit native art, perform dances, and play live music.
  • The Georgia State Fair - The Fair is held in Central City Park every year starting in late September.

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Notable people

Music

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Actors

Blake Clark Blake Clark (born February 2, 1946 in Macon, Georgia) is a stand-up comedian, actor and also veteran from the Vietnam War. ... Matt Maul is his best friend. ... Boy Meets World was an American television sitcom that chronicles the events and everyday life lessons of Cory Matthews, who grows up from a pre-pubescent boy to a married man. ... Luke Askew was born in Macon, Georgia in 1937. ... Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television western/police dramatic series, created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. ... ER is a long-running serial drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of a fictitious teaching hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg (April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981), better known as Melvyn Douglas, was an American actor who won all three of the entertainment industrys highest awards, two Oscars, one Tony and an Emmy. ... Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 comedy film which tells the story of a small town, incensed by a risque novel, little knowing that it was written under a pseudonym by the daughter of the towns leading family. ... Sam Edwards (May 26, 1915 - July 28, 2004) was an American actor. ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... Actor Sam Hennings has been in the movie/TV industry since 1985. ... The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India is an order of chivalry founded by Victoria in 1861. ... McBrayer (second from right), in a promotional photo for 30 Rock. ... 30 Rock is a Golden Globe Award-winning NBC sitcom that debuted in the United States on October 11, 2006. ... George Reed was a professional Canadian football player in the Canadian Football League. ... Main title caption from Dynasty. ... Lisa Sheridan (born 5 December 1974) is an American actress who has appeared in TV series Invasion, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Diagnosis Murder. ...

Sports

Russell Branyan is a left-handed infielder who plays in the major leagues. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in North American professional baseball. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Al Lucas (September 1, 1978 – April 10, 2005) was a football player in the NFL and Arena Football League who died in a game for the Los Angeles Avengers. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Norm Nixon Norman Ellard Nixon (born October 11, 1955 in Macon, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association, who spent ten seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... James Thomas Jim Parker (April 3, 1934 - July 18, 2005) was a college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ... John Loy Rocker (born October 17, 1974) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played 3 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Theron Coleman Sapp, nicknamed Thundering Theron and the Drought-Breaker, (born June 15, 1935) is a former running back for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... ... For the fighting style, see hybrid martial arts. ... Ronald Ray Fairly (born July 12, 1938 in Macon, Georgia) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... James Thomas Jim Parker (April 3, 1934 - July 18, 2005) was a college and professional American football player in the 1950s and 60s. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... J.T. Thomas (born May 22, 1951 in Macon, Georgia is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos. ... Jerry Pate (born September 16, 1953) is an American golfer. ... Sharone Addaryl Wright (born January 30, 1973, in Macon, Georgia) is an American professional basketball player currently with the CBAs Yakama Sun Kings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Foster (born June 9, 1980 in Macon, Georgia) is an American football player. ...

Politics and government

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Other

Manley Lanier Sonny Carter, Jr. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Widely credited as the first woman to earn a college degree, Catherine Brewer moved with her family to Macon, GA. from Massachusetts in the 1830s(?). She entered Georgia Womens College (now Wesleyan College) in 1839 when the college, chartered in 1836, began offering classes. ... Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1958) is an American talk show host and former prosecutor. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet. ...

Attractions

Fort Hawkins
Fort Hawkins
Macon City Auditorium
Macon City Auditorium
Cox Capitol Theater
Cox Capitol Theater
  • Harriet Tubman African American Museum - the largest African American museum in Georgia
  • Hay House - also known as the "Johnston-Felton-Hay House", it has been referred to as the "Palace of the South"
  • Neel Reid Federated Garden Club Center
  • Woodruff House
  • City Hall, Georgia's capitol for part of the Civil War
  • Macon Little Theatre, established in 1934, the area's oldest community theatre producing 7 plays/musicals per season
  • The Macon Terminal Station
  • Ocmulgee Heritage Trail - a greenway of parks, plazas, and landmarks along the Ocmulgee River in downtown Macon

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Media

Newspapers

The Telegraph, a daily newspaper, is the primary newspaper in Macon. The Telegraph is a McClatchy newspaper in Macon, Georgia, United States, and is the primary print news organ in Middle Georgia. ...


Magazines

  • The 11th Hour
  • Macon Magazine - bi-monthly publication
  • Address Macon - Business Magazine, bi-monthly[8]

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Television stations

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Radio stations

FM

  • WMNZ FM - Macon
  • WEAM FM - Macon
  • WLVN FM - Macon
  • WKZR FM - Macon
  • WBKG 88.9 - Macon (Religious)
  • WLZN 92.3 - Macon (Urban Hip-Hop - "Blazin' 92.3")
  • WPEZ 93.7 - Macon (AC)
  • WMGB 95.1 - Macon
  • WPCH 96.5 - Macon (Oldies/Adult Contemporary - "The New Peach")
  • WDXQ 96.7 - Cochran (Classic Hits - "96Q")
  • WQXZ 98.3 - Pinehurst/Hawkinsville/Warner Robins (Oldies - "Qwixie 98.3")
  • WDEN 99.1 - Macon (Country)
  • WQSA 99.9 - Unadilla/Warner Robins (AC - "Sunny 99.9FM")
  • WMGZ 97.7 FM - Macon
  • WIBB 97.9 - Macon (Urban - Hip Hop "97.9 WIBB")
  • WRBV 101.7 - Macon (Urban AC - "V101.7")
  • WEBL 102.5 - Macon (Country - "THE BULL")
  • WRPG 103.9 - Hawkinsville/Warner Robins (News/Talk - "103-9 The Patriot")
  • WIFN Sports 105.5 - Macon (Sports)
  • WQBZ 106.3 - Macon (AOR - Classic Rock 'n' Roll - "Q106")
  • WFXM 107.1 - Macon (Hip-Hop & R&B "Power 107")

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  • WMVG AM - Macon
  • WCEH 610 AM - Hawkinsville (Country - Real Country 610)
  • WBML 900 AM - Macon (Religious)
  • WMAC 940 AM - Macon (Talk)
  • WDDO 1240 AM - Macon (Gospel)
  • WLCG 1280 AM - Macon (Gospel - "The Light")
  • WNNG 1350 AM - Warner Robins (Adult Standards - "Wing 1350")
  • WNEX 1400 AM - Macon (Sports)
  • WDCO 1400 AM - Cochran (Gospel - "Solid Gospel 1440")
  • WAYS 1500 AM - Macon (Oldies)
  • WVVM 1670 AM - Macon (Regional Mexican - "VIVA 1670")

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Major venues

Douglass Theater
Macon Centreplex

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Education

Colleges and universities

Mercer University
Macon State

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Transportation

MTA-MAC City Bus
Trolley "Mitsi"

Middle Georgia Regional Airport (IATA: MCN, ICAO: KMCN), provides public air service to Macon as well as cargo flights. Situated 9 miles (14 km) south of downtown, the airport covers most of the land inside a wedge formed by Interstates 75 and 475. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixelsFull resolution (1652 × 1007 pixel, file size: 222 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixelsFull resolution (1652 × 1007 pixel, file size: 222 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Middle Georgia Regional Airport (IATA: MCN, ICAO: KMCN) is a public airport located 9 miles (14 km) south of the city of Macon, in Bibb County, Georgia, USA. The airport has 2 runways. ...


Most Maconites rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation in the region, and the federal Interstate Highway System covers much of the city. Interstate 75 bisects the central city along a roughly north-south route, while Interstate 475 bypasses the city in western Bibb County. Interstate 16 splits off from I-75 in downtown Macon and connects the city with Interstate 95 and Savannah, Georgia. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Interstate 475 (abbreviated I-475) is an interstate highway in Georgia begins at Interstate 75 and bypasses Macon, Georgia. ... Interstate 16 (abbreviated I-16), or Georgia State Route 404, is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Georgia, United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Coordinates: , County Chatham Government  - Mayor Otis S. Johnson Area  - City 202. ...


The Macon Transit Authority (MTA) is Macon's public-transit system, operating the bus system within Bibb County. However, many commuters in Macon and the surrounding suburbs use private automobiles as their primary transportation. This results in heavy traffic during rush hour and contributes to Macon's air pollution.


Macon Transit Authority has also started a trolley system. The trolleys have been offering tours in the downtown Macon area since 1999. The tour consist of all of the major historical sites such as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Hay House, and the Tubman Museum. There are three trolleys; MITSI, Miss Molly, and Sweet Melissa and each holds up to 39 passengers. The trolley tour is 25 Cents per person on weekdays.


Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service between Macon and many locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Greyhound terminal is situated at 65 Spring Street, on the eastern edge of the downtown area.


Sports

Club Sport League Venue Logo
Macon Music Baseball South Coast League Luther Williams Field
Georgia Gwizzlies Basketball American Basketball Association Macon Coliseum Georgia Gwizzlies Logo

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Major routes

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Sister cities

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See also

List of famous Maconites // Young Jeezy (American rapper) Jason Aldean (country music singer) Kadalack Boyz (American rap group, currently signed to Collipark Ent. ...


References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Finder
  2. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (Note: This is a Microsoft Excel-formatted file)
  3. ^ http://www.southernscribe.com/reviews/history/whisper_candle.htm
  4. ^ While Woolfolk was convicted and hung for the crime, a subsequent confession from another person about to be lynched has cast strong doubt on his guilt.
  5. ^ http://www.gwu.edu/~gwipp/papers/wp021.pdf
  6. ^ http://ohiostatebuckeyes.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/greats/osu-m-footbl-parker.html
  7. ^ http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=6766300
  8. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-128255644.html retrieved July 19, 2007

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Macon, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1587 words)
As of the 2000 census, Macon had a city proper population of 97,255, and a metropolitan population of 228,170.
Macon lies on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, which were home to Creek Indians and their predecessors for as long as 12,000 years before Europeans arrived.
During the Civil War, Macon served as the official arsenal of the Confederacy and Macon City Hall, which would serve as the temporary state capitol in 1864, was converted to use as a hospital for the wounded.
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