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Macon County is a county located in the northern portion of the state of Missouri. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 15,566. Its county seat is Macon. The county was organized January 6, 1837 and named for Nathaniel Macon, a Revolutionary War hero and North Carolina politician.
Named for Nathaniel Macon, Revolutionary War soldier and North Carolina congressman.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Macon County was organized January 6, 1837. It was named in honor of Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. He had an unswerving faith in the people to govern themselves and a favorite saying of his was: "If left alone they will always do what's right." (HIST. OF RAN. & MACON, p. 709; Eaton, p. 191; RECORD OF CHAR. COUNTY, p. 17; TOP. MAP, MACON)
Source: Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 812 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 801 square miles (2,070 km2) is
land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows:
Atlanta C-3 School District - Atlanta
Bevier C-4 School District - Bevier
Callao C-8 School District - Callao
La Plata R-II School District - La Plata
Macon County R-I School District - Macon
Macon County R-IV School District - New Cambria
Tri County Christian School - Macon (PK-06) - Nondenominational Christian
Immaculate Conception School - Macon (K-08) - Roman Catholic