History of Macon County Georgia

History of Macon County
By Mrs. Hayes

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Macon County Neighbors
Taylor  County , Crawford County, Houston County, Schley  County, Dooly County
Be sure to visit the surrounding counties many times one county was formed from another.   I recommend that you check the Putnam County records also. Many people in the area came from Putnam County.
Macon County is named in honor of General Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina Statesman and President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate.

Macon County was carved from Houston and Marion Counties in 1837.
The county seat, Oglethorpe, takes its name from Georgia's founder. Other municipalities include Ideal, Marshallville, and Montezuma. Montezuma. was named for the Aztec leader by soldiers returning from the Mexican War.

Andersonville National Cemetery and park is in the southwest tip of Macon County.

Macon was once used as the capital of Ga.
Click here to see Capitalization of Ga.

To see a list of history of all counties click here.
History and photos of Macon County.



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Margie Daniels , Millie Stewart  and   Davine Cambpell  County Managers

Last date updated 04/10/2006

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