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40U0605 William Wadley Statue Macon GA.tif
The statue of William Morrill Wadley, president of the Central of Georgia Railroad from January 1866 to August 1882 stands at the intersection of Third and Mulberry Streets in downtown Macon . Wadley took a railroad that had seen 170 miles of track destroyed by war and returned it to prosperity. Though his achievement was not without its shortcomings, he succeeded in making the Central the most powerful corporation in Georgia and one of the finest railroad properties in the South..Macon is a city located in central Georgia, US. Founded at the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, it is part of the Macon metropolitan area, and is the county seat of Bibb County. It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname as the Heart of Georgia. After voters approved the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County in 2012, Macon became Georgia's fourth-largest city, with a population of 155,547 based on 2010 Census figures for Bibb County.
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