Macedon is on the southwest edge of Wayne County. Its population is about 9,000 residents and it's about 39 square miles. The town and village are named after the birthplace of Alexander the Great, Macedonia, Greece.
The first settlers came in 1789. As the Erie Canal was constructed and completed, it brought many new settlers to the area from about 1817 to 1825. Remnants of Erie Canal Lock 60 are located along the canal trail off of Quaker Road. This lock was built in 1841 as a single-chamber lock, but was then doubled in 1874. It was later abandoned in 1914.
The town boasts many specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants. There is also a Lowe's and Wal-Mart.