Located in the east-central part of the state, Macon County is home to famed Tuskegee University, founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington as Tuskegee Normal School.

Battle of Autossee

The Battle of Autossee (meaning “war club”) took place on November 29, 1813, during the Creek War, at the Creek towns of Autossee and Tallasee near present-day Shorter, Alabama in Macon County Alabama.