Make up: Macon, Pronunciation: [km/] is sometimes written as Mekong), a city located in the center of Georgia, the United States of America. It is one of the largest urban areas in Georgia and the district office of Bibb County. Part of the city is in Jones County. Located almost in the center of geography of Georgia and 85 miles (136 km) south of Atlanta, the city is nicknamed "Heart of Georgia." According to a 2010 census, the population of the city was 91,351. As of 2007, the population of the metropolitan area is estimated to be 231,576 in terms of statistics of Macon-Warner-Robbins-Fort Valley, and the population of the urban area is estimated to be 386,534 in terms of statistics of the combination of Macon-Warner-Robbins-Fort Valley. In terms of population, Macon City is the seventh largest city in Georgia (next to San Di Springs City), and it is the fifth largest city in the statistical area and the fifth largest city in the statistical area. The Maikon-Warner-Robbins-Fort Valley statistical survey included 13 counties.
|Nickname: Heart of Georgia|
Location of Méicon in Bibb County and Bibb County in Georgia (Left)
Macon, GA (GA)
|Coordinates: 32 degrees, 50 minutes, 05 seconds north latitude and 83 degrees, 39 minutes, 06 seconds west longitude / 32.83472 degrees north latitude and 83.65167 degrees west longitude / 32.83472 degrees; -83.65167|
|mayor||Robert Reichert (Democratic Party)|
|region||145.7 km2 (56.3 mi2)|
|land||144.5 km2 (55.8 mi2)|
|water surface||1.2 km2 (0.5 mi2)|
|water area ratio||0.82%|
|Elevation||116 m (381 ft)|
|population||(as of 2010)|
|population density||672.9 people/km2 (1742.8 people/mi2)|
|equal time||Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|daylight saving time||Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)|
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The Robbins Air Force Base, a large employer in the region, is located in the southern city of Warner Robbins. There are several higher education facilities in this area, and there are many other museums and tourist spots. Air transport includes Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Herbert Smart Downtown Airport. The current mayor of Macon City is Robert Reicht, a former Member of the House of Representatives and Democrat of Georgia. Perhaps the recognized national mayor was Ronnie Thompson, who served from 1967 to 1975, the first of the only two Republican Party, and the next Republican mayor was George Israel (incumbent 1979-1987).
Macon is located in the Okmargi Old Field where the Creek Indians and their ancestors have been based since the arrival of the Europeans 12,000 years ago. The plains and forests around Macon and the part of the current Okmarugi National Park were cultivated by the Creek people, and the Creek people built a mound for burial which remained in the temple and even today.
Fort Benjamin Hawkins was there before Macon was established as a city. After the Creek people transferred the land east of the Okmarugi River, President Thomas Jefferson ordered the construction of forts along the waterfront of the Okmarugi River in 1806 to protect the new frontier, and in the Anglo-United States War (1812-1815) and the Creek War in 1813, that was the starting point of the major military forces. The fort later became a trading base for several years, but was burnt down. However, the restored fort now stands on the hill to the east of Macon. By this time many settlers had already entered the area, and later Fort Hawkins was renamed New Town. After Vib County was established in 1822, Meikon City was recognized as the location of the county office in 1823 and officially named Meikon. The name was a honor to the North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon because many of the early pioneers were from North Carolina. The city planners of Macon City pictured "a city in a park" and set out to build cities with wide streets and parks. The Central City Park was given 250 acres (1 km2) of land, and citizens were asked by the ordinance to plant trees in front of the house that were made of shade.
The area of Macon City was along the Okmarugi River, and since cotton became the main product of Macon's early economy, it flourished. Cotton carriers, station carriages, and later, in 1843, railroads brought economic prosperity to Macon. In 1836, the world's oldest women's university, the Wesleyan University, was established in Macon City. In 1855, a referendum was held to determine the state capital of Georgia, but Macon received 3,802 votes and ended in last place.
During the Civil War, Macon functioned as the official arsenal of the Southern Army. Camp Oglssop, in Macon, was used as a camp for both the officers and soldiers who were initially taken prisoner, but later became a facility only for officers and officers, and held a maximum of 2,300 soldiers in one period. The camp was abolished in 1864.
The Macon City Hall was used as a temporary state assembly hall in 1864 and also as a hospital for the injured. However, Macon was not affected by General William SHERMAN's advance into the sea. The residents of Macon were prepared for the attack because the nearby provincial capital, Millesiville, was attacked. However, General Sherman took a detour from Maikon City, fearing that the Southern Army was preparing for an integrated attack. From the time of the reconstruction to the 20th century, Macon City grew into a prosperous town in central Georgia, and began to function as a transit point for the entire state.
In 1994, a tropical storm, Alberto, caused a landslide in Florida with a 24-inch (610 mm) rain, and the whole of Georgia was flooded. The city of Macon became the worst hit city by floods.
On May 13, 2008, a tornado with the two grade Kotaito scale was attacked. Vib County and neighboring counties were designated as disaster zones by the state and federal government.
The city of Macon is famous as the birthplace of the female killer Anjet Riles, and Thomas Woolfolk, who is said to be the ax killer, is also from here.
The city of Macon, along with Augusta and Columbus, is one of the three cities on the Waterfront in Georgia. The waterfall is where the hilly land of the Piedmont plateau meets flat land on the coast plain. For this reason, the north of Macon is a undulating hill, and the south is a scenic spot with a flat surface. The water flow rate of the river in this area was increased due to the water fall line, and in the past it was an ideal place to build a textile factory. The Okmarugi River is the main river that runs through Macon City.
Macon City is located at 32 degrees 50 minutes 05 seconds north latitude and 83 degrees 39 minutes 06 seconds west longitude/32.834839 degrees north latitude and 83.651672 degrees west longitude/ 32.834839 degrees west longitude; -83.651672.
According to a report by the United States Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 56.3 square miles (145.7 km2), of which the land is mostly 55.5 square miles (144.5 km2), the water area is 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2), and the water area is 0.82%.
The altitude of Macon City is 381 feet (116 meters).
The city of Macon is a humid and subtropical temperature. In summer, it often rises to the 90°F (32°C) level, and in winter it falls to the 40 degree (4°C) level. The average annual rainfall is 45 inches (1140 mm). In the southeastern United States, there is a 'natural snow line' which separates the north where snow falls every year from the area where there is usually no snow or no snow falls every year, and it is thought that Maikon City is on this line.
|Macon, Georgia Climate|
|Maximum Temperature Record °C (°F)||29 |
|Mean maximum temperature°C (°F)||13.7 |
|Mean Minimum Temperature °C (°F)||1.4 |
|Minimum Temperature Recording °C (°F)||-21 |
|Precipitation cm (inch)||130 |
|Source: USTravelWeather.com 2007-10-03|
surrounding cities and towns
The city of Macon is the largest city in the statistical areas of Macon-Warner-Robbins-Fort Valley and the statistical areas of the same connection. For combined statistics, the metropolitan areas include the Macon metropolitan area (Vib, Crawford, Jones, Monroe and Twigs), the Warner-Robbins metropolitan area (Houston County), and the Fort Valley urban area (Peach County). According to the combined statistics, the population of the metropolitan area is 346,801 in the 2000 census.
The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
- Population: 97,255
- Number of households: 38,444 households
- Number of Families: 24,219 families
- Population density: 672.9 people/km2 (1,742.8 people/mi2)
- Number of Homes: 44,341 houses
- Residential density: 306.8 doors/km2 (794.6/mi2)
- White: 35.46%
- African American: 62.45%
- Native American: 0.19%
- Asians: 0.65%
- Pacific Islands: 0.03%
- Other races: 0.46%
- Mixed: 0.77%
- Hispanic Latino: 1.20%
- Under 18: 26.9%
- 18-24 years old: 11.3%
- 25-44 years old: 27.5%
- 45-64 years old: 20.0%
- Over 65 years of age: 14.3%
- Median Age: 34 years old
- Sex ratio (male population per 100 women)
- Total population: 79.7
- Over 18 years of age: 72.8
Households and family (number of households)
- We have children under 18: 30.1%
- Married and living together: 33.0%
- Single, divorced, and deceased women are householders: 25.7%
- Non-family: 37.0%
- Single Family: 31.7%
- Elderly people aged 65 and older live alone: 12.1%
- average number of constituent members
- Households: 2.44 persons
- Family: 3.08 people
income and family
- median income
- Households: 27,405 US dollars
- Family: 33,699 US dollars
- Male: 29,950 US dollars
- Female: 22,865 US dollars
- Income per population: $16,082
- below poverty line
- Population: 25.5%
- Number of Relatives: 21.6%
- Under 18: 37.7%
- Over 65 years of age: 16.0%
tradition of music
The native of Macon has had a great influence on American music. The Kazzu musical instrument was invented in Macon City in the 1840s. All-Man Brothers band, Randy Crawford, Mark Hard, Lucille Hegamin, Lena Horn, Otis Redding, Mike Mills and Bill Berry of Little Richard and R.E.M., and more recently, Robert McDuffy, a violinist, Young Zee, a wrapper, and Jason Aldeen, a country music musician, have been born or based in Macon. The rapper Jodie Breeze (who signed up with P. Dee's Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the hip hop group's Boyz N Da Hood4 people) was found at Macon's car show. It was found at the 550 Blues Club of September Hayes Macon, an all-powerful rock band managed by Alan Walden of Macon. Phil Walden, born in Macon, and Capricorn Records, which was operated by Alan Walden for a short time, made Macon City the center of Southern Rock Music in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Thanks to the result of this musical tradition, Macon became the location of the temple for Georgian music. Musicians from the state have been honored in the hall and there is an exhibition in the building that shows the history of Georgian music.
In 2007, the Macon Symphony Orchestra gave a performance at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon City, and a group related to the local university, such as the Chubu Concert Band, the Youth Symphony Orchestra.
- The International Cherry Blossom Festival, Meikon, has called himself the "capital of the world's cherry blossoms." There are more than 300,000 Someiyoshino trees than any other city in the world. In the middle of March every year, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the festival is held for 10 days at concerts, food festivals, art and craft shows, parades, open-air markets, picnics, dances, and exhibitions of artists all over the world. The city is colored pink, the color of cherry blossoms, which symbolize the festival. The festival is the most well known event in Macon. In 2007, it was considered to be a festival of 20 in the south, 50 in the United States, and 100 in the North America.
- First Night Macon is a family art festival held on the night of New Year's Eve in Macon. In the past, concerts, dances, art shows, and theatrical performances were held at various venues and galleries in the downtown area, and they became grand finale with fireworks in the middle of the night.
- The Pan African Festival and Macon City are celebrating African american cultural heritage. In April, the Pan African Festival will be held, with a parade, music performances in Africa and the Caribbean, dance in Africa, movies, food festivals, cultural shows and exhibitions.
- It is held every September in the Okmarugi National Park to celebrate the Okmarugi Indian Festival and the heritage of indigenous people in Macon. Representatives of the descendants of the Cherokee, Chicasor, Chocteau, Creek, Seminole, and others participate in the story to enjoy the exhibition of folk art, dancing and live music performances.
- The Georgia Festival is held annually in late September at Central City Park.
- The Georgia Music Festival will be held in September in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Musicians from the state play outdoors at noon during the free Brown Bag Boogie concert series at the museum. The festival also includes the annual Hall of Fame Awards ceremony for Georgian music held in Atlanta.
- At the Bragg Jam Festival held every year in Macon, there is a festival of art and children along the path of the Okmarugi Heritage and a night pub crawl showing local and national music activities. The event also commemorates the Bragg brothers of Blacks and Taylor who died in a car accident. The profits will be used for the legacy of Okmarugi.
- Okmarugi National Memorial Park is located near the center of Macon City. The largest number of mounts in Georgia have been made by indigenous peoples in the Mississippi Culture Period 1,000 years ago. The park has a Senjo Mound, a funeral mound, a temple mound, a burial mound, and an earthen hut, and there are small places used for ceremonies.
- The Rose Hill Cemetery is the oldest graveyard in Macon. Duane Allman and Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers band are buried. Many soldiers of the Civil War were also buried.
- Tabman African American Museum, the largest African American Museum in Georgia. The number of visitors is decreasing every year and is maintained with taxpayers' money.
- Waddell Burns Botanical Garden
- It is also called Hey House, Johnston Felton Hey House, and has been called the "Palace of the South."
- The Cottages of Sydney Lanier and the Historic Dwelling of the Poet Sidney Ranier
- Neil Reed Federated Garden Club Center
- Cannon Ball House and the Museum of the Civil War
- Woodruff House
- Grand Opera House, Main Symphony Orchestra home
- Museum of Art and Science and Planetarium
- Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
- Mercer University
- a military base used as a buffer between the Fort Hawkins and the Macon and various Indian tribes along the Okmulgi River
- The Macon City Hall became the State Council Hall for a period of time during the Civil War.
- Macon City Hall, the world's largest copper dome
- The Macon Small Theater, established in 1934, the oldest community theater in the region, and seven plays or musicals in the season
- Meikon Station
- Wesleyan University, the world's first approved women's university
- Five-story interactive educational facility in the Georgia Children's Museum and Central Museum
- Streets of the Okmarugi Heritage Site, Parks and Squares along the Okmarugi River in the central city of Meikon, and Historic Sites
- Cannon Ball House
- Georgia Music Hall of Fame
"The Telegraph" is a major daily newspaper in Macon.
- Around Town Macon and Around Town Warner Robbins/Perry, monthly community magazines
- M. Food & Culture, Food & Entertainment magazines
- 11th hour
- Meikon Magazine
- Address Make Up, Business Magazine, Bi-monthly
Arrange channels, station abbreviations, and series
- 03 WBMN - CW (cable TV only)
- 13 WMAZ - CBS
- 24 WGXA - FOX
- 29 WMUM-TV - PBS
- 31 WDMA-CA - Daystar
- 41 WMGT-TV - NBC/MyNetworkTV
- 45 WGNM - Christian Television Network
- 50 W50DA - TBN
- 55 WSST-TV - Independent Station (Cordele, Georgia)
- 58 WPGA-TV - ABC
put ~ in order of station name, frequency, and address
- WBKG 88.9 - Macon (Religion)
- WMUM-FM 89.7 - Macon (Georgia Public Broadcasting/State Public Radio)
- WLZN 92.3 - Macon (City Hip Pop - "Blazin' 92.3")
- WPEZ 93.7 - Macon (Z93.7)
- WMGB 95.1 ("B95.1") - Make up
- WPCH (FM) 96.5 - Macon (All Dies/Coming-of-Age - "The New Peach" - Broadcast Simultaneously)
- WDXQ 96.7 - Cochran (Classic Hits - "96Q")
- WSSY 98.3 - Pine Hurst/Hawkins Bill/Warner Robbins (Olddies - "Qwixie 98.3")
- WDEN 99.1 - Macon (Country)
- WNNG-FM 99.9 - Unadyla/Warner Robbins (AC - "Sunny 99.9FM")
- WMGZ 97.7 FM - Macon
- WIBB-FM 97.9 - Macon (City - Hip pop "97.9 WIBB")
- WPGA-FM 100.9 - Macon (Mix "100.9")
- WRBV 101.7 - Macon (City AC - "V101.7")
- WZCH 102.5 - Warner Robbins (Olddies/Adult Affairs - "The New Peach")
- WQXZ 103.9 - Hawkinsville/Warner Robbins (News/Talk - "103-9 The Patriot")
- WIFN 105.5 - Macon (105.5 "The Fan") Sport
- WQBZ 106.3 - Macon (the Lock Station "Q106")
- WFXM 107.1 - Macon (hip hop & R&B "Power 107")
- WMVG AM - Make up
- WCEH 610 AM - Hawkinsville (Country - Real Country 610)
- WBML 900 AM - Macon (Religion)
- WMAC 940 AM - Macon (Talk)
- WPGA 980 AM - Macon (Talk)
- WDDO 1240 AM - Macon (Gospel)
- WIBB 1280 AM - Macon (Talk)
- WNNG 1350 AM - Warner Robbins (News, Talk)
- WNEX 1400 AM - Macon (News, Talk)
- WDCO 1400 AM - Cochran (Gospel - "Solid Gospel 1440")
- WAYS 1500 AM - Macon (Oldies)
- WVVM 1670 AM - Macon (Region, Mexico - "VIVA 1670")
a main venue
- Al Saiha Schlein Park
- Henderson Stadium
- Central City Park
- Luther Williams Field
- Macon Coliseum
- Macon City Hall
- Cox Capitol Theater
- Macon Little Theater
- Douglas Theater
- Grand Opera House
- University Center
- Theater Macon
- Alohead Park
- Maikon Venu Project
college and university
There are about 30,000 university students in Macon, the second largest after Athens and Atlanta in Georgia, which is considered to be a university town. Mercer University, Macon State University and Wesleyan University boast the largest number of "traditional" students.
- Central Georgia Industrial College
- Fort Valley State University, main campus is in Fort Valley
- Georgia College and State University, main campus in Millesiville
- Maicon State University
- Mercer University
- Wesleyan University
- Troy University, Main Campus in Troy, Alabama
public high school
- Central High School
- Howard High School
- Hutchins High School
- North East Magnet High School
- Rutland High School
- Southwest Magnet High School
- Westside High School
private high school
- Central Fellowship Christian Academy
- First Presbyterian Day School
- Mount de Sar Academy
- Stratford Academy
- Tatnor Square Academy
- Twigs Academy
- Windsor Academy
- Elam Alexander
- Georgia School of the Blind
- Teen Parent Center
- Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital
- Colosseum Medical Center
- Coliseum North Side Hospital
- Central Georgia Medical Center
Middle Georgia International Airport has been used for public flights to Macon, and has been flying cargo flights too. The airport is nine miles (14 km) south of the central city. The Herbert Smart Downtown airport is also used for air flights to Macon.
- Interstate 16
- Interstate 75
- Interstate 475
United States National Route
- U.S. National Route 23
- U.S. National Route 41
- U.S. National Route 80
- U.S. National Route 129
- Route 11
- Route 19
- Provincial Highway 22
- Provincial Highway 74
The Macon Transit Authority is a public transportation system for Macon, which operates bus services in Bibb County. However, many commuters in Maikon City and the suburbs use private cars as a major means of transportation, which is causing heavy traffic congestion and air pollution.
The Macon Transit Control Station also has a route network by a streetcar type bus (Tourist Trolley). The operation started in 1999, and it forms a major historic site in the center of Macon City, including the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Hay House and Tabman Museum. There are three-car trains, MITSI, Miss Molly and Sweet Melissa, each carrying up to 39 passengers. Greyhound runs an inter-city bus that connects Macon and many places in the United States and Canada. The Greyhound bus stop is at 65 Spring Street at the east end of the central town.
|Club Name||sport||affiliated league||venue|
|Georgia Gwickes||Basketball||American Basketball Association||Macon Coliseum|
|Club Name||sport||affiliated league||venue|
|Maicon Music||Baseball||South Coast League||Luther Williams Field|
well known Macon resident
- ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Finder
- ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1 2000 to July 1, 2005". Archived from original as of October 15, 2006. Read on June 15, 2009.
- ^ roadside georgia
- ^ 
- ^ Southern Scribe
- ^ Woolfolk was convicted of this crime and hanged, but did not confess. A note from a man who had become a lynchman cast doubt upon the guilt of Woolfolk.
- ^ "Macon Weather". Archived from original as of September 29, 2007. Read on October 3, 2007.
- ^ METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENTS, Office of Management and Budget, 2007-05-11. Accessed 2008-08-01.
- ^ MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENTS, Office of Management and Budget, 2007-05-11. Accessed 2008-08-01.
- ^ COMBINED STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENT CORE BASED STATISTICAL AREAS, Office of Management and Budget, 2007-05-11. Accessed 2008-08-01.
- ^ Georgia Music Hall of Fame. "Alan Walden - Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2003 Inductee" Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. georgiamusicstore.com. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
- ^ Georgia Music Hall of Fame website
- ^ "Macon Symphony Orchestra Website". Archived from original as of November 5, 2006. Read on June 15, 2009.
- ^ Middle Georgia Concert Band website
- ^ http://www.tubmanmuseum.com
- ^ Archived Copies. Archived from original as of August 28, 2004. On August 28, 2004, it was read.
- ^ http://www.georgiachildrensmuseum.com/
- ^ http://www.cannonballhouse.org/
- ^ http://www.georgiamusic.org
- ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-128255644.html Archive April 9, 2016 - Wayback Machine retrieved July 19, 2007
- Official City Government Website
- Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Macon (the New Georgia Encyclopedia)