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4 Iconic Buildings to Explore in Bibb County

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Bibb County

Bibb County was created by the act of the State Legislature of Georgia on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated as a town/city in December 1823; designated the County Seat. It was carved from the earlier territories of the counties of Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties.

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Iconic Buildings to Explore in Bibb County

Cannonball House

Cannonball House is one of the most important landmarks in Georgia. Built-in the 1840s, it is believed to be the only house constructed with cannonballs that survived the American Civil War. The bricks that make up its walls were secured with rivets made from American cannons captured during the war. This unique construction technique and story behind it earned Cannonball House a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a unique spot to learn about some of Georgia's most talented athletes. Opened in 1965, the Hall of Fame houses plaques and memorabilia highlighting thousands of Georgia-born competitors who have achieved excellence in any type of sport or activity. It represents the best that athletic competition has to offer within the state and serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes everywhere. The Hall of Fame is a must see for sports fanatics.

Johnston–Felton–Hay House

The Hay House is a stunning historical landmark in the heart of Macon, Georgia. Built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style, the Hay House is open for tours, weddings, and events

The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is one of the oldest theaters which was built way back in 1884 by architect Joseph F. Lichten, and has been host to some of the greatest performers ever since. it was home to grandiose traveling and vaudeville shows, as well as touring stars of stage and music such as Lottie Collins and Ma Rainey. Though closed at various times, it has always managed to open again due to dedicated local citizens who have worked tirelessly to maintain the theater's structure and charm.

Map of Iconic Buildings to explore in Bibb County