Macon Business Signs
Macon is a city located right smack dab in the center of the present-day U.S. state of Georgia. Prior to meddling by the United States, this area was part of a powerful Mississippian chiefdom from 950 to 1100 AD. By the time United States settlers arrived in the region during the 18th century, it was occupied by Creek Indians. However, an order by then-President Thomas Jefferson forcibly removed the Creek from the area, and the Ocmulgee Old Fields, which would become Macon, became the site of Benjamin Hawkins, named after the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southeast Territory South of the Ohio River. The settlement which grew up in this area was first called Newtown, but the name was changed to Macon in 1823, in honor of North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon, as many Maconite settlers originally came from North Carolina.
Today, according to a 2014 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Macon, Georgia has a total population of 153,691 people. This makes it the fourth most populous city in the state of Georgia. According to that same 2014 estimate, Macon’s metropolitan area has a total population of 231,259 people. This makes it the 193rd most populous metropolitan area in the United States.
The economy of Macon, Georgia is dominated by military industries. Georgia’s Army National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Headquarters are located in the area, along with the largest single-site industrial complex in the state of Georgia, Robins Air Force Base. Robins Air Force Base is, of course, controlled by the United States Air Force. Built in 1942, this Air Force base garrisons the 78th Air Base Wing. The base was named in honor of Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins, who is considered the Air Force’s ‘Father of Logistics.’
Elsewhere in the city of Macon, Georgia is the Ocmulgee National Monument. The Ocmulgee National Monument, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and considered a U.S. Historic District, was established in 1936 in order to “preserve traces of over ten millennia of Southeastern Native American culture, including major earthworks built before 1000 AD by South Appalachian Mississippian Culture.” These earthworks include the Great Temple Mound and the Lesser Mound.
Macon, Georgia is also famous for its modern music – having been the birthplace or hometown for musicians like the Allman Brothers Band, Otis Redding, Little Richard, and Bill Berry of R.E.M.. In fact, Macon, Georgia is home to The Allman Brothers Band Museum, which is located in the “Big House” used by the Allman Brothers Band in the early 1970s. Now, it displays Allman Brothers Band history and artifacts.
As for sports, Macon, Georgia has three professional franchises and leagues. These include baseball’s Great South League’s Macon Giants, who play their home games at the Ed Defore Sports Complex. Macon Coliseum is home to Southern Professional Hockey League’s Macon Mayhem, winners of one playoff championship and one regular season title. The Mayhem, at one time, were called the Augusta RiverHawks. Macon, Georgia is also home to Roller Derby’s Middle Georgia Derby Demons, who play their home matches in Bibb Skate Arena.
Any chance you own a small business in and/or around the Macon, Georgia area? Are you perhaps considering embarking upon such a quest? These resources could aid you:
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