Macon Essential Info


Macon is a city in Georgia's Classic Heartland.

Macon is the center of a metropolitan area that contains around 400,000 people and encompasses the nearby city of Warner Robins. The downtown area of Macon has antebellum homes, cathedrals, and other historic buildings that were built in the past by Macon's elite, including the Woodruff House, the Hay House, and the Cannonball House.

Macon is one of several cities to hold a cherry blossom celebration in springtime, although Macon stands out because it has a particularly large number of trees throughout the city. With over 275,000 Yoshino cherry trees, Macon is known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World."

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Fun Facts

  1. Some scenes of the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson, the single most important baseball player in the late 1940’s, was shot in Macon.
  2. Filmed entirely in Georgia in 2012, Trouble with the Curve shot many scenes in Macon.
  3. Otis Redding, considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music, grew up in Macon.
  4. There are more churches located in Macon per square mile vs the population that can attend.
  5. Macon's mickname is nickname "the Heart of Georgia".

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