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Macon is located in central Georgia. It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County. A small portion of the city extends into Jones County. It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 85 miles (136 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname as the Heart of Georgia. As of 2008, Macon had an estimated population of 92,775; the Macon, Georgia metropolitan area had an estimated population of 230,777 and the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley Combined Statistical Area had an estimated population of 386,534. In terms of population, Macon is the sixth-largest city (just after Athens), fifth-largest Metropolitan Statistical Area, and fifth-largest Combined Statistical Area in Georgia. Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley, GA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes 7 Georgia counties.

Macon has several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The city is home to Mercer University, Wesleyan College, Macon State College and Central Georgia Technical College. In addition, Macon hosts the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Macon is also known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World" with over 275,000 Yoshino cherry trees, celebrated by a festival in the third week of March each year. The area is also served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Herbert Smart Downtown Airport. 

Macon is also 35 miles southwest of Lake Sinclair and 60 miles southwest of Lake Oconee. Created in 1953 by the Georgia Power Company, Lake Sinclair is comprised of 15,330 acres of water with more than 400 miles of scenic shoreline. Lake Oconee is conveniently located just off Interstate I-20, approximately 30 miles northeast of Milledgeville, Georgia, 60 miles northeast of Macon, Georgia and just 10 miles east of Lake Sinclair. Created in 1979 by the Georgia Power Company, Lake Oconee is the second largest lake in Georgia, comprised of 19,000 acres of water with more than 374 miles of shoreline.

Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee both offer all types of watersports, from boating and sailing to swimming and skiing, as well as excellent fishing.

A Brief History Of Macon

Macon lies on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, where the Creek Indians lived, as did 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.

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. Afterward, the fort became a trading post for a few more years before it fell to disuse and burned to the ground. 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 (1 km2) for Central City Park and citizens were required by ordinances to plant shade trees in their front yards.

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 first college chartered to grant degrees to women, was founded in Macon by the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1854, Edward A. Vincent finished a new map of the city that was criticized by the city council for inaccuracies. In 1855 a referendum was held to determine a capital city for Georgia. Macon came in last with 3,802 votes.

During the American Civil War, Macon served as the official arsenal of the Confederacy. Camp Oglethorpe, in Macon, was used first as a prison for captured officers and enlisted, then for officers only, up to 2,300 at one time. The camp was evacuated in 1864.

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.

The Macon Telegraph claimed that out of the 23 companies the city had furnished the Confederacy, only enough for five were alive and medically fit for duty by the end of the war.

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.

In 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Florida dumping 24 inches (61 cm) inches of rain resulting in major flooding in Georgia. Macon was one of the worst flooded cities.

On May 11, 2008, an EF2 tornado struck (The "Mother's Day Tornado"). Bibb county and surrounding counties were declared disaster areas by the state and federal governments.

Murderess Anjette Lyles lived here, as well as alleged axe murderer Thomas Woolfolk.

Geography

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.

Macon is located at 32°50′05″N 83°39′06″W (32.834839°N 83.651672).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.3 square miles (145.7 km2), of which, 55.8 square miles (144.5 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2) of it (0.82%) is water.

Macon is approximately 901 feet (116 m) above sea level.

Climate

Macon has a humid, subtropical climate. Summer temperatures generally peak in the mid-90s, and the winters have lows in the mid-30s. The city has an average annual precipitation of 45 inches (1,100 mm). Macon is often considered a dividing line or "natural snowline" of the southeastern United States with areas north of the city receiving snowfall annually, and areas to the south typically not receiving snowfall every year or at all. The most snowfall in a single storm, 7.5 inches, fell in March 1993.

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