Macon is a city in central Georgia. It is “The South” through and through, and has been from its birth in the 1820s. Macon was designed to be open and green, with planners going so far as to require all residents to plant trees in their yards. The city attracted many Southern elite, who built up the commercial areas as well as the residential areas, which still serve as prime examples of ... read more
antebellum architecture. During the Civil War, Macon was a major military camp, and the Confederate pride has still not completely vanished to this day. While certainly not a popular tourist destination, the city does offer a few very interesting sites and a rich cultural history. Multiple famous musicians called Macon home, including Otis Redding, members of the Allman Brothers Band, Little Richard and rapper Young Jeezy. Redding is commemorated with a statue along the historic Heritage Trail, and the grave of Duane Allman, the band’s guitar virtuoso, can be visited at Rose Hill Cemetery. The city is known as the “cherry blossom capital of the world” for its many cherry trees. While this designation may not be accurate, Macon does host a beautiful Cherry Blossom Festival each year in March.