MACEDONIA'S AROUND THE GLOBE
Of course we come from our beloved country Macedonia, but what about other Macedonia's? Today we got you some information about several Macedonia's worldwide, 27 to be exact! The several Macedonia's are located all around the world.
Let's start with the city of Macedonia in Ohio, USA. This town of about 9,224 inhabitants is located in the North-East part of the state of Ohio. The name is said to be derived from a small joke among divinity students at Western Reserve College, which in the early 1800's was in Hudson, Ohio. The students, who were called upon to preach in the small hamlet 6 miles to the north, recalled Acts 16:10: "...we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them." ,referring to our country being mentioned in the bible.
Also some Macedonians from the Diaspora visited the city of Macedonia once, playing a soccer game against the local "Macedonians of Ohio", taking some pictures with a banner in front of the town saying; "Dobrodojdovte vo Macedonia". That must have been a really funny moment. You can take a look at the picture below.
Then to stick to the USA, we still have a small village, Macedonia in Alabama, with about 300 inhabitants. Followed by Macedonia in Georgia, a small community which got his name from Macedonia Baptist Church which was established in the late 1870s; from there an elementary school was also called Macedonia. Over in Illinois we have a tiny village of 51 inhabitants, with only 17 households having kids under the age of 18.
In Iowa we have found a city/village of 325 inhabitants, were Hispanic people have a part of the racial make up. Next is the town of Macedon in Wayne county, New York, a town of about 8,600 inhabitants and as the town sources are saying was named after Macedon, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. It's cool to see some communities respecting our king. The first settlers arrived there in 1789 and was created from the Town of Palmyra in 1823 which was named after the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. The opening of the Erie Canal (completed in 1825) made the communities of Waynesport and Macedon ports on the canal. Also the Macedon Academy, opened in 1841, set a standard for excellence.
There are still other Macedonia's in the USA too, in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Lousiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pensylvania, Tenessee, Texas and Virgina.
Now finished with the USA, we'll head over to Brazil, where there is a city in the Sao Paolo region called, Macedônia. The population is 3661 and the area is 33018 km². with an elevation of 502 m.
Mount Macedon, a town located 60 kilometres northwest of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria Which is situated on the side of the mountain of the same name which rises to 1001 metres above sea level. Mount Macedon is best known for its collection of 19th century gardens and associated extravagant large homes which is considered to be one of the most important such collections in Australia. There are also koala's living in the area. Mount Macedon township was largely established by Melbourne's wealthy elite in the post gold rush era of the mid to late 19th century who used it as a summer retreat. The town of Macedon has a primary school which was attented by wartime Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin.
There are many other Macedonia's in the world too like, a Macedonia in the Amazonas region and the Bolivar region in Columbia, which is also called, "Caserio Macedonia" which means "Stable Macedonia". Then we have Macedonia in Cuba, Macedonia in Romania, two Macedonia's in Scotland and even a artificial island at the Solomon Islands, East of Papua New Guinea.
You can see many communities around the world paid a tribute to our beloved country by naming it Macedonia, we hope you found it informative but most of all interesting! And who knows maybe there are many many other Macedonia's too. So if you happen to know about one, not mentioned above, let us know!
Here you will find some links to several of the above described Macedonia's and below you have some pics we could find you.