Macon, Georgia

Child labor in Macon, 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine.
Wesleyan College circa 1877
Location of Macon within Bibb County before consolidation
The Macon-Bibb County Courthouse
Location of the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley CSA and its components:
Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia State Fair
Fort Benjamin Hawkins
Macon City Auditorium - world's largest true copper dome
Ocmulgee Riverwalk
Central City Skatepark
Central City Park, 1877
Mercer University
MTA-MAC City Bus

Consolidated city-county in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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Bibb County, Georgia

Located in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Bibb County Courthouse, circa 1876
Lake Tobesofkee in the Wintertime

Bibb County has a consolidated city-county government following a merger of the county with its county seat and largest city, Macon, in 2014.

Ocmulgee River

Western tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi long, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Ocmulgee River Looking southeast toward Second Street in Macon, Georgia
Ocmulgee River flood in Spring 1876

The Ocmulgee River flows from the dam southeast past Macon, which was founded on the Fall Line.

Milledgeville, Georgia

City in and the county seat of Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Georgia's second capitol building, built 1807-1837 (1937 photo, HABS)
Burning of the penitentiary at Milledgeville (November 23, 1864)

It is northeast of Macon and bordered on the east by the Oconee River.

Macon metropolitan area, Georgia

Satellite imagery showing the New York metropolitan area at night. Long Island extends to the east of the central core of Manhattan.

The Macon metropolitan area is a metropolitan area consisting of five counties in Central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs) anchored by the principal city of Macon.

Central of Georgia Railway

The Central of Georgia Railway started as the Central Rail Road and Canal Company in 1833.

Central of Georgia Baldwin locomotives, 1907
Postcard depiction of the streamliner Man o' War. It was well known for its four beautiful Budd built streamlined cars.
The Nancy Hanks, 1967

This railroad was constructed to join the Macon and Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia, in the United States, and run to Savannah.

Wesleyan College

Wesleyan College circa 1877
Wesleyan College Chapel circa 1876
Cherry blossoms bloom in front of Candler Hall
Chapel at Wesleyan College, circa 1876.
The residential courtyard featuring the Loggia in the distance
Looking across Foster Lake towards the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center

Wesleyan College is a private, liberal arts women's college in Macon, Georgia.

Mercer University

Jesse Mercer, first chairman of the board of trustees and namesake of the university
Woodcut of Mercer University from an 1877 Macon, Georgia city directory.
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building, a university landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places
University Center (Hawkins Arena)
Mercer Village, location of the university bookstore, other shops, student apartments, and the Center for Collaborative Journalism (newspaper, radio, television)
Rev. Billington M. Sanders, Mercer's first President
R. Kirby Godsey Administration Building, on the historic quad north, heart of the Macon campus
Louie De Votie Newton Chapel, on the historic quad north
Mercer's Central Quad, location of the Jack Tarver Library (with the clock tower) and Stetson Hall (on the right); Stetson Hall houses the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business and the Tift College of Education
Willingham Hall, an academic building on the historic quad north
Science and Engineering Building
Townsend School of Music is housed in the Allan and Rosemary McCorkle Music Building
Old Mercer Chapel, constructed in 1845 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on the university's original campus in Penfield, Georgia
Mercer University School of Law
Medical Education Building – Macon
Medical Education Building – Savannah
WMUM-FM, located in Mercer Village, an academic-residential-retail area on the Macon campus
Homer and Ruth Drake Field House, a component of the Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex
Tony and Nancy Moye Football and Lacrosse Complex (under construction, view from the Homer and Ruth Drake Field House)
Nathan Deal '66, elected in 2010, is the former Governor of Georgia, 2011–2019.
Griffin Bell '48, Attorney General of the United States, 1977–1979.
Walter F. George '01, United States Senator, 1922–1957; President pro tempore, 1955–1957; namesake of Mercer Law School.
Thomas W. Hardwick '(18)92, United States Senator, 1914–1919; Governor of Georgia, 1921–1923.
Carl Vinson '02, United States Representative, 1914–1965; the first person to serve more than 50 years in the House of Representatives and namesake of the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
William S. West '(18)76, United States Senator, 1914; instrumental in the founding of Valdosta State University.

Mercer University is a private research university with its main campus in Macon, Georgia.

Consolidated city-county

Formed when one or more cities and their surrounding county merge into one unified jurisdiction.

Rules and orders for the regulation of the corporation when met in Common Council, Philadelphia, circa 1800–1809

Macon-Bibb County, Georgia

Georgia General Assembly

State legislature of the U.S. state of Georgia.

Georgia's Secession Convention historical marker, erected in 2011 for the Civil War 150 commemoration by the Georgia Historical Society.

With General Sherman's approach, the members of the General Assembly adjourned in fall 1864, reconvening briefly in Macon in 1865.

Central Georgia

Harmonic Hall, circa 1876 - DPLA

Central Georgia is the area containing the metropolitan region surrounding the city of Macon, in Bibb County in the U.S. state of Georgia.