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Welcome to Macon ...

Macon is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

Macon is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Macon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Macon: (308)

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), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana (2), 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.

  • Franklin [Franklin County]
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    • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Macon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 899 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Wilcox [Kearney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
    • Wilcox [Kearney County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Macon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilcox<6>
  • Hildreth [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildreth
    • Hildreth [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Macon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildreth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildreth<6>
  • Campbell [Franklin County]
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    • Campbell [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Macon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Republican City [Harlan County]
    • Upland [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Macon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upland<6>
    • Naponee [Franklin County]
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      • Naponee [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Macon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naponee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naponee<6>
    • Bloomington [Franklin County]
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      • Bloomington [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Macon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<6>
    • Riverton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Macon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>
    • Huntley [Harlan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Harlan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Macon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Macon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Macon was on a map titled Map of Nebraska (from Rand McNally, 1895).

We also found Macon on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1912).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Macon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Franklin County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Macon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nebraska's counties, including Franklin, 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 community'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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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: 40.2050, Longitude: -98.9524    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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