About the Village

Macon has seven distinct National Register Historic Districts and, at one time, had more structures listed on the Register than any other community east of the Mississippi. When you get to know the history of Macon – why it is here, how it grew and developed, the relationship of its various neighborhoods – you begin to understand how it evolved from a frontier trading outpost to a growing town on the edge of the wilderness to a thriving cotton and transportation center during the first half of the 19th century. After the War Between the States Macon continued to grow and prosper. Our houses and public buildings from the late 19th century and the early 20th century, when combined with the ante-bellum ones, comprise what one visitor likened to a “bricks and mortar textbook of architectural styles”.
As you better understand these trends, you begin to appreciate the legacy of our built environment which miraculously survives and enriches the core of our community. And, you begin to feel a sense of responsibility for ensuring its continued survival. You become an historic preservationist.

This site is devoted to all things which touch on, and contribute to, that historically and culturally unique area which I call “the village of Macon”. While a main thrust will be real estate – what is for sale, what has been sold, what has been restored – it will also serve up interesting activities and developments which enhance the experiencing of this special community. For a community is what it truly is, providing a sense of home and connection which is sorely missing in so many outlying areas and neighborhoods. This interconnectedness is driven by living, working and playing in close proximity to our neighbors, as well as a shared interest in our common geographical and social interests. It is the way that communities used to be - close-knit, friendly and helpful. The folks who live in this village know that that traditional model of community still works to create cohesive and healthy neighborhoods, and they would not have it any other way.