Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Nathaniel Georgia

The city of Macon, Georgia is named after a politician from North Carolina named Nathaniel Macon. His name was chosen as many settlers to Macon where originally from North Carolina. Macon himself was the 6th Speaker of the House, who also served in the U.S. Senate. 

9 comments:

Dascha said...

I didn't know that. Really interesting!

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Dascha

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I live in NC - pretty sure there's an old building named after him in my hometown. Did not know that was how Macon, Ga. came to be named. Thanks for that!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't look very comfortable in that neck covering.

Pat Hatt said...

Makes sense in a roundabout way

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Nathaniel" has always been a favourite name of mine. I wonder if it's the name of an Archangel because of the "iel" ending (like Gabriel, Uriel, etc.)

Christine said...

Interestng.

stephen Hayes said...

People should have smiled more while sitting for portraits back then.