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County Formed December 14, 1837
County Seat Oglethorpe
Incorporated Cities Ideal, Marshallville, Montezuma and Oglethorpe
Total Area 405.912669 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 14065 to its current population estimate of 13792, the county has experienced a growth change of -273.

Macon County was named for Nathaniel Macon, a general in the Revolutionary War. Gen. Macon served in the U.S. Congress for 37 years and ran for U.S. vice president

During the Civil War (1861-65), the most notorious Confederate prisoner-of-war camp, Andersonville Prison, was located in Macon County,

Macon County has been the home of several famous Georgians. Writers John Donald Wade, a member of the Vanderbilt Agrarian movement, and Adrienne Bond, a vice president of Mercer University, lived here, as did Samuel Henry Rumph, whose work led to Georgia's nickname as the Peach State.

Points of Interest

Yoder's Deitsch Haus Restaurant, Bakery

Whitewater Creek Park

Andersonville National Historic Site

Notable Citizens

Sam Henry Rumph of Macon County developed the Elberta Peach, the variety responsible for establishing Georgia as the peach state. John Donald Wade, famous Georgia author, also hails from the county

Annual Events

Festival of Camellias

Oglethorpe Fall Festival.

Chamber of Commerce
Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Montezuma Depot

Macon County Post Office, Montezuma

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