Macon County, Alabama

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Macon County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Nathaniel Macon, a member of the United States Senate from North Carolina. As of 2000 the population was 24,105. Its county seat is Tuskegee.[1] It was the setting of the 1974 movie, Macon County Line. Heavily African American and with high rates of poverty, it was the third strongest county for Senator John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election.

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History

Macon County was established on December 18, 1832, from land ceded by the Creek Indians.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 613 square miles (1,588 km²), of which 611 square miles (1,581 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.44%) is water.

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