|City of Macon|
Downtown Macon skyline from southwest
|Nickname: Mac-Town, The Heart of Georgia, M. macon_night_skylineJPG|thumb|275px|Downtown Macon from north]] Downtown Macon refers to the largest financial district for the city of Macon Georgia, USA A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. A. C. , The MAC, The 478, The Seed of The Peach State, MAC-Ville U. S. A. , Middle & or Central Georgia|
Location in Bibb county in the state of Georgia
|- Mayor||Robert Reichert (D)|
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Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 478 is a Telephone Area code serving the state of Georgia, in the United States. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County. Bibb County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. As of 2000 the population was 153887 It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 85 miles (136 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname as the Heart of Georgia. Central Georgia refers to the region containing the metropolitan region surrounding the city of Macon, in Bibb County in the U As of the 2000 census, Macon had a population of 97,606; as of 2007, the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 229,846 and the Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley Combined Statistical Area had an estimated population of 386,534. Central Georgia refers to the region containing the metropolitan region surrounding the city of Macon, in Bibb County in the U  Macon is the sixth-largest city (by population), fifth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area, and third-largest Combined Statistical Area in Georgia, behind Atlanta and Augusta. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Macon-Warner Robins-Fort Valley, GA Combined Statistical Area (CSA) includes 13 Georgia counties.
Robins Air Force Base, a major employer, is south of the city in Warner Robins. Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force base located in Houston County, Georgia, United States. Warner Robins is the 7th largest City in the US state of Georgia, located primarily in Houston County with a small portion in Peach County The area is also home to several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The area is served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Herbert Smart Downtown Airport. Middle Georgia Regional Airport is a public Airport located 9 miles (14 km south of the city of Macon, in Bibb County, Georgia, USA The current mayor of Macon is Robert Reichert, a former Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Robert Reichert (born August 11, 1948) is the current Democratic Mayor of Macon, Georgia, the sixth largest city in the The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The Georgia House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Georgia General Assembly (the state Legislature) of Georgia Perhaps its most colorful mayor with national recognition was Ronnie Thompson, who served from 1967-1975 and was the first of thus far two Republicans to have held the position, the other being George Israel (1979-1987). Ronald John Thompson, known as Ronnie Thompson or ' Machine Gun Ronnie' Thompson (born July 21 1934) is a former Georgia Republican Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. George M Israel III (born 1949 is the current Chairman and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and is a former Mayor of Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
Macon lies on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, which were home to Creek Indians and their predecessors for as long as 12,000 years before Europeans arrived. The fields and forests around Macon and what is now the Ocmulgee National Monument were cultivated by the Creeks, who built temple and funeral mounds that survive today. Ocmulgee National Monument preserves traces of over ten millennia of native Southeastern culture including Mississippian mounds It is located on the eastern
Prior to its establishment as a city, Macon was the site of Fort Benjamin Hawkins. Fort Benjamin Hawkins was a fort built in 1806 by the United States government under the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. After the Creeks ceded their lands east of the Ocmulgee River, President Thomas Jefferson ordered the fort built in 1806 on the fall line of the Ocmulgee River to protect the new frontier, as it was a major military distribution point during the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813. The Ocmulgee River (ok-MUHL-gee is a tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi (410 km long in the U Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4 1826 was the third President of the United States (1801–1809 the principal author of the Declaration of Independence In Geomorphology, a fall line (at times referred to as a fall zone) marks the area where an upland region (continental Bedrock) and a Coastal plain The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies The Creek War (1813&ndash1814 also known as the Red Stick War and the Creek Civil War, began as a Civil war within the Creek (Muscogee Afterwards, the fort became a trading post for a few more years before it fell to disuse. A replica of the fort, however, stands today on a hill in east Macon. By this time, many settlers had already begun to move into the area and later renamed Fort Hawkins “Newtown. ” After the establishment of Bibb County in 1822, the city was chartered as the county seat in 1823 and officially named Macon, in honor of North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon because many of the city's early settlers hailed from North Carolina. Nathaniel Macon ( December 17, 1758 &ndash June 29, 1837) was a spokesman for the Old Republican faction of the Democratic-Republican The city planners of Macon envisioned "a city within a park" and went about creating a city of spacious streets and parks. They also designated 250 acres (1 km²) for Central City Park and citizens were required by ordinances to plant shade trees in their front yards.
The city thrived due to its location on the Ocmulgee River and cotton became the mainstay of Macon's early economy. Cotton boats, stage coaches, and later, in 1843, a railroad all brought economic prosperity to Macon. In 1836, Wesleyan College, one of the oldest women's colleges in the world, was founded in Macon. Wesleyan College is a private liberal arts women's college located in Macon Georgia. In 1855 a referendum was held to determine a capital city for Georgia. Macon came in last with 3,802 votes.
During the American Civil War, Macon served as the official arsenal of the Confederacy and Macon City Hall, which would serve as the temporary state capitol in 1864, was converted to use as a hospital for the wounded. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South However, Macon was spared by General William Tecumseh Sherman on his march to the sea. The nearby state capital of Milledgeville had been sacked and Maconites prepared for an attack. Milledgeville is a town in and the County seat of Baldwin County in the U But General Sherman feared that Confederate forces were preparing a unified attack of their own and therefore bypassed Macon. Throughout the era of Reconstruction and into the twentieth century, Macon grew into a prospering town in Middle Georgia, and began to serve as a transportation hub for the entire state.
In 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Florida dumping 24" inches of rain resulting in major flooding in Georgia. Tropical Storm Alberto was the first storm of the 1994 Atlantic hurricane season. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Macon was one of the worst flooded cities,
Macon is one of Georgia's three Fall Line Cities, along with Augusta and Columbus. Many cities in the eastern United States are located along a geographical feature known as the Fall Line. Augusta Georgia is a city in Richmond County, Georgia, United States. Columbus is a City in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. The Fall Line is where the hilly lands of the Piedmont plateau meet the flat terrain of the coastal plain. Piedmont is a plateau region located in the eastern United States between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the main Appalachian Mountains, stretching In Geology and Earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting A coastal plain is an area of flat low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features As such, Macon has a varied landscape of rolling hills on the north side and flat plains on the south. The fall line causes rivers in the area to decline rapidly towards sea level, making it an ideal location for textile mills in the past. In Geomorphology, a fall line (at times referred to as a fall zone) marks the area where an upland region (continental Bedrock) and a Coastal plain A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. The Ocmulgee River is the major river that runs through Macon. The Ocmulgee River (ok-MUHL-gee is a tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi (410 km long in the U
The Macon metropolitan area spans 13 counties including Bibb County, Twiggs County, Jones County, Houston County, Peach County, Dooly County, Pulaski County, Bleckley County, Wilkinson County, Laurens County, Dodge County, Crawford County, and Monroe County. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central Bibb County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. As of 2000 the population was 153887 Twiggs County is a County located in the US state of Jones County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. It was created on December 10 1807 Houston County (ˈhaʊstən and not /ˈhjustən/ like the Texas city of Houston) is a County located in the U Peach County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 Census, the Population was 23668 Dooly County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. As of 2000 the population was 11525 Pulaski County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Bleckley County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Wilkinson County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Laurens County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Dodge County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. It was created on October 26th 1870 Crawford County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. Monroe County is a County located in the US state of Georgia.
Macon is located at (32. 834839, -83. 651672).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 square miles (145. 7 km²), of which, 55. 8 square miles (144. 5 km²) of it is land and 0. 5 square miles (1. 2 km²) of it (0. 82%) is water.
Macon is approximately 381 feet (116 m) above sea level. 
Macon has a humid, subtropical temperature. The summer often reaches its high in the mid-90s, and the winters have lows in the mid-40s. The city has an average annual precipitation of 45 inches (1,100 mm). Macon is often considered a dividing line or "natural snowline" of the southeastern United States with areas north of the city receiving snowfall annually, while areas to the south typically not receiving snowfall every year or at all.
|Weather averages for Macon, Georgia|
|Record high °F (°C)||84 (29)||85 (29)||95 (35)||96 (36)||99 (37)||106 (41)||108 (42)||105 (41)||102 (39)||100 (38)||88 (31)||82 (28)|
|Average high °F (°C)||56. 6 (14)||60. 9 (16)||68. 5 (20)||75. 9 (24)||83. 4 (29)||89. 5 (32)||91. 8 (33)||90. 5 (33)||85. 4 (30)||76. 8 (25)||67. 8 (20)||59. 2 (15)|
|Average low °F (°C)||34. 5 (1)||37. 0 (3)||43. 8 (7)||49. 5 (10)||58. 6 (15)||66. 6 (19)||70. 5 (21)||69. 5 (21)||63. 7 (18)||51. 1 (11)||42. 5 (6)||36. 3 (2)|
|Record low °F (°C)||-6 (-21)||9 (-13)||14 (-10)||29 (-2)||40 (4)||46 (8)||54 (12)||55 (13)||35 (2)||26 (-3)||10 (-12)||5 (-15)|
|Precipitation inches (mm)||5 (127)||4. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 55 (115. 6)||4. 90 (124. 5)||3. 14 (79. 8)||2. 98 (75. 7)||3. 54 (89. 9)||4. 32 (109. 7)||3. 79 (96. 3)||3. 26 (82. 8)||2. 37 (60. 2)||3. 22 (81. 8)||3. 93 (99. 8)|
|Source: USTravelWeather. com 2007-10-03|
Main Article: Macon Metropolitan Area
As of the census of 2000, there were 97,255 people, 38,444 households, and 24,219 families residing in the city. Avondale is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Georgia, United States. Bolingbroke is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. Byron is a city in Peach County, Georgia, United States. A small portion of the city extends into Houston County. Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. Culloden is a city in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. The population was 223 at the 2000 census Danville is a town in Twiggs and Wilkinson counties in the US Dublin is a city in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15857 at the 2000 census Forsyth is a city in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3776 at the 2000 census Fort Valley is a city in and the County seat of Peach County, Georgia, United States. Franklinton is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Georgia, United States. Gray is a city in Jones County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1811 at the 2000 census Hawkinsville is a city in Pulaski County, Georgia, United States. Jeffersonville is a city in and the County seat of Twiggs County, Georgia, United States. Juliette is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. Knoxville is an unincorporated community in and the County seat of Crawford County, Georgia, United States. Lizella is a small unincorporated community in Bibb County, Georgia, United States, about 11 miles southwest of Macon. Milledgeville is a town in and the County seat of Baldwin County in the U Payne, more commonly known as Payne City, is a small city in Bibb County, Georgia, United States. Perry is a city in Houston and Peach counties in the US state of Georgia. Roberta is a city in Crawford County, Georgia, United States. Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force base located in Houston County, Georgia, United States. Smarr is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Georgia, United States. Sofkee is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Georgia, United States. Warner Robins is the 7th largest City in the US state of Georgia, located primarily in Houston County with a small portion in Peach County Walden is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Georgia, United States. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,742. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8 people per square mile (672. 9/km²). There were 44,341 housing units at an average density of 794. 6/sq mi (306. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62. 45% African American, 35. 46% White, 0. 19% Native American, 0. 65 Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 0. 46% from other races, and 0. 77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 20% of the population.
There were 38,444 households out of which 30. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33. 0% were married couples living together, 25. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37. 0% were non-families. 31. 7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 44 and the average family size was 3. 08.
In the city the population was spread out with 26. 9% under the age of 18, 11. 3% from 18 to 24, 27. 5% from 25 to 44, 20. 0% from 45 to 64, and 14. 3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 79. 7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72. 8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,405, and the median income for a family was $33,699. Males had a median income of $29,950 versus $22,865 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,082. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 21. 6% of families and 25. 5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 16. 0% of those age 65 or over.
Macon natives have had a great influence upon music of the United States. The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles The kazoo was invented in the city during the 1840s. The kazoo is a simple Musical instrument ( Membranophone) that adds a "buzzing" timbral quality to a player's voice when one vocalizes into it Macon has been the birthplace or hometown to such musicians as The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Crawford, Mark Heard, Lucille Hegamin, Lena Horne, Otis Redding, Little Richard, and Mike Mills and Bill Berry of R.E.M. as well as more recent names like violinist Robert McDuffie, hip-hopProducer, and songwriter Joey Cutless ,rapper Young Jeezy, and country artist Jason Aldean. The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford February 18 1952, in Macon Georgia) is an American Jazz and R&B Singer. John Mark Heard ( December 16, 1951 - August 16, 1992) was a Record producer, folk-rock Lucille Nelson Hegamin ( November 29, 1894 – 1 March, 1970) was a United States Singer and Entertainer, and Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917) is an iconic American singer and Actress. Otis Ray Redding Jr ( September 9, 1941 December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer Rev Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5 1932 better known by the Stage name Little Richard, is an American Singer, Songwriter This article is about Mike Mills the REM bassist Other similar sounding articles include the Irish journalist Michael Mills and Mike Mills (director. William "Bill" Thomas Berry (born July 31, 1958) is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist best known as the Drummer in Alternative REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member Robert McDuffie is an internationally-renowned Violinist He has soloed with many of the major orchestras around the world including those of New York City, Los Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Jay Jenkins (born October 12 1977 better known by his Stage name Young Jeezy, is an American Rapper. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Jason Aldean (born February 28, 1977 in Macon Georgia) is an American Country music singer Rapper Jody Breeze (1/4 of the hip-hop group Boyz N Da Hood, currently signed to P. Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment) was discovered in Macon at a car show. Boyz n da Hood is an American Southern Gangsta rap Quartet from Atlanta Georgia. Boyz n da Hood is an American Southern Gangsta rap Quartet from Atlanta Georgia. Sean John Combs (born November 4 1969 known by his Stage names Puff Daddy, P Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop / R&B Record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Capricorn Records, run by Macon native Phil Walden, made the city a hub for Southern rock music in the late 1960's and 1970's. Capricorn Records is an independent Record label which was launched by Phil Walden, Alan Walden, and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Phil Walden ( January 11 1940 &ndash April 23, 2006) was co-founder of the Macon Georgia -based Capricorn Records with Southern rock is a subgenre of Rock music. It developed in the Southern United States from Rock and roll, Country music, and Blues
Partly as a result of this musical heritage, Macon became the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  Musicians from around the state are enshrined at the hall for their contributions, and the building features a museum showcasing Georgia's music history.
In 2007 the city hosted the Macon Symphony Orchestra, which performed at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon, as well as a youth symphony, the Middle Georgia Concert Band, and other groups, some associated with the local universities. The Grand Opera House, often called The Grand, is a Historic Opera house located in Macon Georgia.
The Telegraph, a daily newspaper, is the primary newspaper in Macon. Mercer University is an independent private, Coeducational, University with a Baptist heritage located in the U Fort Benjamin Hawkins was a fort built in 1806 by the United States government under the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. Macon City Hall serves as the seat of government for the city of Macon Georgia. The Macon City Auditorium is a historic structure in Macon Georgia that has hosted performances meetings and events for the community since 1925 The Ocmulgee River (ok-MUHL-gee is a tributary of the Altamaha River, approximately 255 mi (410 km long in the U The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon is a community museum for Middle Georgia The Telegraph, frequently referred to as the Macon Telegraph, is a McClatchy newspaper in Macon, Georgia, United
Colleges and universities
Middle Georgia Regional Airport (IATA: MCN, ICAO: KMCN), provides public air service to Macon as well as cargo flights. WMVG (1450 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format WCEH (610 AM) is a Radio station licensed to serve Hawkinsville Georgia. WBML (900 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format WDDO is a radio station serving the Macon Georgia area with a Gospel music format WNNG (1350 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format WNEX is a Radio station in Macon Georgia, owned by Register Communications WVVM (1670 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Spanish Contemporary format Luther Williams Field is a Baseball stadium in Macon Georgia, and is currently the home of the Macon Music. The Macon Coliseum is a multi-purpose Arena and Convention center in Macon Georgia, United States. The Macon City Auditorium is a historic structure in Macon Georgia that has hosted performances meetings and events for the community since 1925 Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC is a Community college governed by the The Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE Fort Valley State University ( FVSU) is a historically black university (HBCU located in Fort Valley Georgia. Georgia College & State University ( GCSU) is a public university in Milledgeville Georgia with approximately 6000 students Milledgeville is a town in and the County seat of Baldwin County in the U Macon State College, formerly Macon College and Macon Junior College, is a four-thousand year undergraduate institution of the University System of Georgia Mercer University is an independent private, Coeducational, University with a Baptist heritage located in the U Wesleyan College is a private liberal arts women's college located in Macon Georgia. Troy University is a public University located in Troy, Alabama and founded in 1887, as "Troy Normal School" Troy is a City in Pike County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 13935 See also Central High School for schools of the same name Central High School, also known as Central-Macon, Central-Bibb, and First Presbyterian Day School is a private college-preparatory christian school located in Macon Georgia, United States. Mount de Sales Academy is an independent Catholic College preparatory school located in Macon Georgia. Southwest Magnet High School, also known as Southwest-Macon and Southwest Magnet High School and Law Academy, is a High school in Macon Georgia Stratford Academy is an independent school near Macon Georgia, United States. Westside High School is a public High school located in Macon Georgia. Windsor Academy is a Private school in Bibb County Georgia. It was founded in 1970 to serve students in the area south of Macon, around the same time that The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG is a 637-bed hospital located in Macon Georgia. Middle Georgia Regional Airport is a public Airport located 9 miles (14 km south of the city of Macon, in Bibb County, Georgia, USA The airport is situated 9 miles (14 km) south of downtown. Herbert Smart Downtown Airport (IATA: MAC, ICAO: KMAC) also provides air service to Macon.
Most Maconites rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation in the region, and the federal Interstate Highway System covers much of the city. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) Interstate 75 bisects the central city along a roughly north-south route, while Interstate 475 bypasses the city in western Bibb County. Interstate 75 (I-75 is a major north-south Interstate Highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. Interstate 475 (I-475 is an Interstate highway in Georgia splitting off of Interstate 75 and bypassing Macon Georgia. Interstate 16 splits off from I-75 in downtown Macon and connects the city with Interstate 95 and Savannah, Georgia. Interstate 16 (I-16 also known as Jim Gillis Historic Savannah Parkway or State Route 404, is an intrastate Interstate highway located entirely Interstate 95, the main Interstate Highway on the East coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Georgia Savannah is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States.
The Macon Transit Authority (MTA) is Macon's public-transit system, operating the bus system within Bibb County. However, many commuters in Macon and the surrounding suburbs use private automobiles as their primary transportation. This results in heavy traffic during rush hour and contributes to Macon's air pollution.
Macon Transit Authority has also started a trolley system. The trolleys have been offering tours in the downtown Macon area since 1999. The tour consist of all of the major historical sites such as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Hay House, and the Tubman Museum. There are three trolleys; MITSI, Miss Molly, and Sweet Melissa and each holds up to 39 passengers. Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service between Macon and many locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Greyhound terminal is situated at 65 Spring Street, on the eastern edge of the downtown area.
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