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What was the last thing that you discussed and really found  interesting? Can't you figure out? Well, life's busyness has captivated you so firmly that you hardly find the things around interesting or alluring. Many of you out there even barely look beyond their work and thus remain indulged into their small world. Time has come to break this persistent monotony and bring fun quotient to your life. We have something to tell you that can make your hair stand on end. Macon is famous for not only its charming looks, but it is also a city rich in many unparalleled assets. The city claims many firsts, and brags about producing many great souls whose contribution in various domains was acknowledged at international front. This, in turn, escalated the popularity of Macon amongst travelers worldwide, and today, you can find the city on almost everyone's radar. Macon also brags about many secrets that have become driving force behind its heavy influx of travelers. We are certain that you would surely book your flight tickets to Macon as soon as you finish reading this article. A visit to Macon would permanently eradicate boredom from your life.


  • Due to its geographical position near the center of Georgia, Macon is nicknamed as "the Heart of Georgia".
  • In Macon–Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area, Macon is famed a the largest city situated.
  • Robert Reichert is the current mayor of Macon.
  • In 1823, Macon was chartered as a county seat.
  • The city was named after Nathaniel Macon who was a famous North Carolina statesman.
  • In 1836, Wesleyan College was established in Macon. The specialty of this college was that it became the first college in the nation granting degrees to women.
  • The residents of Macon are called Maconites.
  • Macon is amongst the three of Fall Line Cities of Georgia, Columba and Augusta being the other two.
  • The world-renowned musicians, namely, Lucille Hegamin, The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Crawford, Bill Berry of R.E.M, Little Richard, Mark Heard, Emmett Miller, Otis Redding, and Mike Mills call Macon their home or birthplace.
  • Famous artist, Jason Aldean and violinist, Robert McDuffie belong to Macon.
  • Tubman Museum in Macon is famed as Southeast's largest African American museum.
  • The City Auditorium in Macon is famed as the largest true copper dome situated all around the world.
  • Macon Little Theatre in Macon is famed as the oldest community theater based in the city. It was established in 1935.
  • Macon, France; Kurobe, Japan; Elmina, Ghana; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Ulyanovsk, Russia; and Gwacheon, South Korea are the sister cities of Macon.
  • In 1823, the city was founded on the banks of the Ocmulgee River.
  • Macon is famed as the 'Cheer Blossom Capital' of the world.
  • With 14 historic districts, Macon became the city with the highest number of historic districts in the entire state.
  • In 2009, the American Water Works Association honored Macon Water Authority for 'the best tasting tap water in the United States'.
  • Macon has been featured in several popular films of their time, namely, Wise Blood, 42, Need for Speed, Trouble with the Curve, Honorable Mention: The Crazies, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, and many more.
  • The city is governed by mayor-form of government.
  • In 1860, Macon became Georgia's interstate center.
  • Macon Telegraph is famed as the oldest business of Macon. It was established in 1826.
  • The largest archeological development situated east of the Mississippi River, i.e., Ocmulgee National Monument is based in Macon.
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