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Macon County

Macon County was formed in 1842 from parts of Smith and Sumner counties. It was named in honor of the late Revolutionary War veteran and United States Senator, Nathaniel Macon. During the late 19th and early 20th century, the county was known for thriving as a mineral springs resorts however, only one hotel in the county today still offers the mineral spring treatment. With a total area of 307 square miles, the county has a population count of 24,602 residents.