Place:Bibb, Georgia, United States

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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.

Robert Reichert is to be the first mayor of Macon-Bibb starting January 1st, 2014.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 155,547.

Bibb County is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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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.

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

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gabibb/


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