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Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Macon County, Georgia.

This County is available for adoption.

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Macon County was created in 1837 from Houston and Marion counties, effective December 14th of that year. The 91st county, it was named for General Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina, who served in the U.S. Congress for 37 years and ran for U.S. vice president. Parts of the county were used to create Taylor and Peach counties, in 1852 and 1924 respectively.

The first county seat was actually not chosen until 1838 when the county's inferior court selected Lanier. The Georgia General Assembly designated it so on December 29th of that year and incorporated it as a town. The Central of Georgia Railroad was then built through Oglethorpe in the 1850s, and the assembly called for a referendum on moving the seat to Oglethorpe in February of both 1854 and 1856. Little is known about the first vote, but the second resulted in the change to the new county seat the following year.

The infamous Andersonville National Cemetery is at the southwestern tip of the county. During the American Civil War, 13,000 died there from starvation and disease.

Cities and towns

Ideal -- Marshallville -- Montezuma -- Oglethorpe

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles




Newspaper Data



Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:

Bio: FULLER - Transcribed by LA Bauer
List of Known Newspapers of Macon County
1883 Pensioners
MANY Obituaries

Adjacent Counties
Peach County (northeast)
Houston County (east)
Dooly County (southeast)
Sumter County (south)
Schley County (southwest)
Taylor County (northwest)

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