A little about Macon
Welcome to Macon, Georgia - "Where Soul Lives"! Where you can hike through the ancient Indian mounds and experience the state's largest collection of African American history, art, and culture. In Macon, Georgia you can sit on the dock with one of R&Bs music icons - Otis Redding. View his life size bronze statue, or stroll down wide avenues lined with art galleries, boutiques, and architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Sample our mouth watering soul food and check out Macon signature dishes at local restaurants in a city where a night out means fine dining, drinks, or dancing, but also a moonlit walk among Old South mansions, a Broadway play, or a live show at the birthplace of Southern rock.
The history of Macon
Macon lies on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, where the historic Creek Indians lived in the 18th century. Their prehistoric predecessors, the Mississippian culture, built a powerful chiefdom (950–1100 AD) based on an agricultural village and constructed earthwork mounds for ceremonial, burial and religious purposes. The areas along the rivers in the Southeast had been inhabited by varying cultures of indigenous peoples for 13,000 years before Europeans arrived. Macon City Hall, which served as the temporary state capitol in 1864, was converted to use as a hospital for the wounded. The Union General William Tecumseh Sherman spared Macon on his march to the sea. His troops had sacked the nearby state capital of Milledgeville, and Maconites prepared for an attack. Sherman did not bother to go through Macon. Gradually into the twentieth century, Macon grew into a prospering town in Middle Georgia. It began to serve as a transportation hub for the entire state.
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Businesses in Macon, Georgia
Here is a collection of local Macon, Georgia businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.