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Macon is located in Bibb County, it is the county seat, in the Historic South Region of the state. It lies northeast of Columbus along Interstate 75 on the banks of the Ocmulgee River, near the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge.

In 1822, the Georgia legislature created Bibb County, named for William Wyatt Bibb, a U.S. Senator. Macon was named in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina patriot and statesman. When official surveyor James Webb platted the downtown streets of Macon in 1832, he had the vision to provide wide streets and parks. During the Civil War, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman bypassed Macon in his haste to reach the sea.

As of 1990, Macon's population was estimated at 149,967.

Annual events in Macon include the Cherry Blossom Festival, MidSummer Macon and the Arrowhead Arts & Crafts Festival, among others. Seven recreational centers and more than 75 public parks grace the city, which is also home to Wesleyan College and Mercer University.

Macon is part of the Macon, Georgia metro area.

Macon Technical Institute | Northside Christian Church |
Education Acadamy of Healing Arts | Coliseum Medical Centers | Coliseum Psychiatric Hospital | Macon Northside Hospital | Medical Center Of Central Georgia | Middle Georgia Hospital |
Public Libraries Middle Georgia Regional Library System |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Corbin Court Bell Properties | Corbin Court Bell Properties | T Lynn Davis Realty and Auction Company |
Shopping Raggedy Land Gift Shop |
Transportation Herbert Smart Downtown Airport | Middle Georgia Regional Airport |

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Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Georgia Strawberry Festival Art and Craft Show Reynolds GA April27 The Georgia Strawberry Festival Arts and Crafts Show invite you to Reynolds, Georgia for a funfilled day of arts and crafts, food, fun and entertainment as we celebrate strawberry season.
Madison Fest Madison GA April37 Madison Fest features solutions for living a considered and ""greener"" life. This daylong festival takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.
Inman Park Spring Festival Atlanta GA April27-28 During the last weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta's most spirited and eclectic. Highlights include: Atlanta's biggest Street Market, A juried Arts and Crafts Show, The city's quirkiest and most colorful Parade, The Tour of Homes, Live music, A Dance Festival, Children's Activities, Food and beverages.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.