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History & History-related items

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Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Macon is approximately 106,612 (1990), 91351 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 45,499 (1990), 35603 (2010).
The amount of land area in Macon is 123.999 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.681 sq kilometers.
The distance from Macon to Washington DC is 570 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 78 miles. (as the crow flies)
Macon is positioned 32.83 degrees north of the equator and 83.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Middle Georgia human history begins about 12,000 years ago with Native nomadic hunters. The Ocmulgee National Monument traces this history from the nomads to the great mound builders. English traders established a trading post in the area around 1690, but it was burned in the Yamasee Wars of 1715. The first permanent United States installation, in the area where Macon is today, was Fort Hawkins (1806-1828) built to overlook the ancient native ceremonial lands, the Ocmulgee River, and the Garrison or Federal Road. The fort was a trading and training facility. At times it was occupied by as few as seven soldiers. At other times 1,400 Native Americans met here for annuity payments from the United States, and 2,500 Georgia militia met Andrew Jackson's Tennesseans to travel the Garrison Road to Mobile and later to the Battle of New Orleans. The fort provided security for settlers, so a community named Fort Hawkins quickly grew around the 1.4 acre stockade. It was here that the area's first newpaper "The Bulldog" began. "The Bulldog is the "grandfather" of today's "Macon Telegraph." The first area post office, the first Anglo-American birth, and the first Anglo-American cemetery were here. The community was later called New Town. It was here that early settlers designed and planned The City of Macon. The fort was built on Native American land, with their permission, and was later used in treaty negotiations that led to the removal of Natives from Georgia to reservations in Oklahoma.
For more information on Macon's War of 1812 Fort Hawkins, contact Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB (478-327-7375 or GMC Robins will answer your questions or direct you to specific Middle Georgia historical groups who can.
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Fort Hawkins, Macon's Birthplace, is a War of 1812 frontier outpost. Groups tours of the reconstructed blockhouse are free and are available by calling Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB 478-327-7375 or emailing
Free public openings are one weekend during April and one weekend during September.

Hay House
934 Georgia Ave.
Macon, Georgia 31201
Phone: 478-742-8155
Fax: 478-745-4277
A national Historic Landmark, this Italian Renaissance Revival mansion was built from 1855-1859 by William Butler Johnston, the keeper of the Confederate Treasury. With 18,000-square-feet in 24 main rooms, the mansion features magnificent 18th and 19th century furnishings, Italian Carerra marble fireplaces, marbleized finishes and exquisite stained glass. House has been featured on the Arts and Entertainment Channel's "America's Castles" program. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Guided tours begin on the hour with the last tour at 4 p.m. daily. Museum store. Closed major holidays. Admission charged.
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Macon Community Events

April Each Year
2nd Annual Fort Hawkins Frontier Festival
2001, April 7
Place: Fort Hawkins - Corner of Emery Highway and Maynard Street
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sponsored by: Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB and the City of Macon's Fort Hawkins Commission
The 2nd Annual Fort Hawkins Frontier Festival is a free community event. Planned activities are fort tours, special speakers at the 10 a.m. opening ceremonies, living history, antique displays, and grade level specific activites for children.For more information, including how to participate in this event, call Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB or email
The 2nd Annual Fort Hawkins Frontier Festival is a community event with no charge to the public and no charge to exhibitors. Exhibts must have a historic connection to American history between 1790 and 1830, or provide a public service, and must be approved by Georgia Military College @ Robins AFG.

Macon Schools

Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB
Address: 78MSS/DPEE 620 9th Street, Suite 113
Robins AFB, Georgia
Phone: 478-327-7375
Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB is a two year liberal arts community college. Although our main campus, founded in 1879, holds a long tradition with ROTC students, our Robins campus is designed for community citizens, and active duty military personel, who work in the daytime and need classes in the evenings or on Saturdays. We also have lunch courses for people who may use their lunch hour to take a college course. GMC Robins has an open admissions policy. This means that students may enter with SAT, ACT scores or by taking the GMC placement tests. We have Learning Support classes for those students who need additional practice before beginning college work. GMC Robins holds five, eight week learning sessions per year, so classes are accelerated, and students can finish their academic goals quickly. The Robins campus of Georgia Military College welcomes transient students and those wishing to take a few courses in order to transfer to a university. We are fully accredited (SACS)and offer Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.
To contact Georgia Military College @ Robins AFB, call 478-327-7375 or email

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