Place:Bibb, Georgia, United States

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Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 155,547. On July 31, 2012, by a margin of 57% to 43%, voters in the county approved a measure to consolidate Bibb County with the county seat, Macon and dissolve the government of the only other incorporated municipality in the county, Payne City; however, the dissolution of Payne City is currently on hold.

Bibb County is part of the Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Robert Reichert was the first mayor of Macon-Bibb, January 1, 2014.

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History

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Native Americans/Indians (mostly Cherokee) had inhabited the area, which would become Bibb County, for centuries.

They were forcibly removed further West to the newly-laid out Indian Territory, in what was known as the Indian Removal in the 1830s under the administration of seventh President Andrew Jackson (also known as the "Trail of Tears". It was one of the counties included in what was called the "Black Belt", referring to the fertile dark soil of the uplands.

The area was developed by European Americans later Southerners initially for cotton plantations.

Bibb County was created by act of the State Legislature of Georgia on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated as a town/city in December 1823; designated the County Seat. It was carved from the earlier territories of the counties of Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties. The County Seat has never been changed since, and no other subsequent county in the state has ever been created ("erected") out of land from Bibb County.

The county was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb, a physician from Elbert County, who was elected to and served in the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate from History of Georgia, moved to the new Alabama Territory, before being elected as the first Governor of the new State of Alabama.

During the Civil War, 10% of the white men in the county died in the service of the Confederate States Army.

The first foreign Consulate in the country was established in Macon in 2006, with the Royal Danish Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark. The first ever Honorary Consul to the Principality of Liechtenstein was also established in Macon in 2007.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1822 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 7,154
1840 9,802
1850 12,699
1860 16,291
1870 21,255
1880 27,147
1890 42,370
1900 50,473
1910 56,646
1920 71,304
1930 77,042
1940 83,783
1950 114,079
1960 141,249
1970 143,418
1980 150,256
1990 149,967

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gabibb/


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