A great place to access the beautiful Flint River is the George Hooks Landing just west of Montezuma.
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The two most famous residents of Montezuma’s historic Felton Cemetery are the Lewis Brothers. Elijah John Lewis (11 February 1879-8 August 1893) had an attack of appendicitis traveling to New York with his uncle William “Minor” Lewis to buy stock for their store. He died in Chester, South Carolina while awaiting medical attention. Robert Landrum Lewis (16 January 1881-18 March 1895) saved an eight-year-old boy named Frank Hague from drowning in Beaver Creek and on the next day was accidentally shot by Leo Hertz. It was first though that he would survive but he died in his sleep. The boys’ father, Elijah Banks Lewis, was so saddened by the loss of his sons that he ordered marble statues from Italy in their likeness. There are many other wonderful monuments and memorials in this cemetery.
After falling into disuse after passenger service ended in the early 1970s, the depot was used as a warehouse for a number of years. In 1980, it was donated to the Macon County Historical society, and in 2002 architect W. Lane Greene completed a rehabilitation of the property, which is now home to the Macon County Historical Museum.
National Register of Historic Places