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Welcome to Macon ...

The city of Macon is primarily located in Bibb County<1> and is the County Seat for Bibb County. A portion of Macon extends into Jones County.

When the people of Macon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Maconite<2>

Macon was established in 1823.

The community of Macon is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Macon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Macon is located in the (478) area code.

The ZIP codes for Macon: 31201-31213, 31216-31217, 31220-31221, 31294-31299<4>

Websites for Macon ...

Official Website:   www.cityofmacon.net/

Junior League:   jlmacon.org/

Communities Also Named Macon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Macon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Macon.

Communities near Macon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Macon.

  • Warner Robins
  • Brookhaven
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Macon.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,554 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Belvedere Manor
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvedere Manor
    • Belvedere Manor lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Macon.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 15,152 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvedere Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere Manor
  • Centerville
  • Byron
  • Jones Acres
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Acres
    • Jones Acres lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Macon.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,962 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Acres
  • Elberta
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberta
    • Elberta lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Macon.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,329 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elberta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberta
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  • Stathams Landing
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stathams Landing
    • Stathams Landing lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Macon.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,839 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stathams Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stathams Landing
  • Bloomfield Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield Park
    • Bloomfield Park lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Macon.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,686 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield Park

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Macon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Macon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Macon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Macon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Macon. Our list includes 85 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Macon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Macon ...

Looking for more information about Macon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Macon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Macon.

Adding Macon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Macon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Macon was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1823.

We also found Macon the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Macon.

The official website for Macon: www.cityofmacon.net/

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Bibb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Macon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Macon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Macon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Macon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Macon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Macon includes: 31201, 31202, 31203, 31204, 31205, 31206, 31207, 31208, 31209, 31210, 31211, 31212, 31216, 31220, 31294, 31295, 31296, 31297, 31298 & 31299.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Macon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Macon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaconOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8396, Longitude: -83.6470    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

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