Macon County

Macon County is named for Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina states­man and U. S. senator. Its terri tory was drawn from Houston and Marion counties in 1837. Oglethorpe, the county seat, is named for the colony's founder. Sam Henry Rumph put Macon County in the record books and may have been responsible for Georgia's designation as "the peach state." He developed the Elberta peach in Macon County, named it for his wife, and laid a foundation for extensive commercial orchards in the area.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 297, Oglethorpe GA 31068
Telephone 478.472.7021
Fax 478.472.5643

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Macon County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 21756 (State Rank: 110)
Incorporated Millage Rage 11.43
Unincorporated Millage Rate 10.65
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 18
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 29.43
Total Unincorporated 28.65


County Officials