Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. 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.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 155,547.
Bibb County is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bibb County was created by act of the Georgia Legislature on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated in December 1823; designated the county seat. It was carved from Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties. The county seat has never been changed, and no other county has ever been created out of land from Bibb County.
The county was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb, a physician from Elbert County who went on to serve in the United States Senate and House of Representatives before becoming the first elected Governor of Alabama.
During the Civil War, 10% of the white men in the county died in the service.
The first foreign Consulate in the country was established in Macon in 2006, the Royal Danish Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark. The first ever Honorary Consul to the Principality of Liechtenstein was established in Macon in 2007.