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Macon County Historic Marker


Location of sign - 101 E. Northside St., Tuskegee, Alabama


Photo taken- January 2006


Jackson County Historic Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign


Macon County Legal Milestone


Macon County was created by the Alabama Legislature December 18, 1832 and formed out of land formerly belonging to the 

Creek Indians.  The county was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War soldier and long-serving political leader from 

North Carolina. Macon county has a unique distinction in Alabama history. In the 1950's, due to civil rights-era hysteria, the 

legislature targeted the county to be abolished. In December 1955, the citizens of Alabama, by a two to one majority, approved 

Amendment No. 132 to the Alabama Constitution which authorized the legislature to appoint a committee to study and determine 

the feasibility of abolishing Macon county or reducing its area by making it part of surrounding counties.  This Amendment remained

a part of the Alabama Constitution until the voters in 1962 repealed it with Amendment No. 406.


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