Bibb County, Georgia was created in 1822 and named after William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820). Bibb served as a member of the Georgia state house of representatives; a Senator from Georgia; Governor of Alabama Territory; Governor of Alabama. Bibb County, AL is also named for him. The parent counties from which Bibb County was organized from were Jones, Monroe, Twiggs and Houston. U.S. Census reports are available for this county from 1820 to 1930. The county seat is Macon.
More History at New Georgia Encyclopedia
...That Mark A. Cooper, James D. Lester, Jason Burr, A.O. Brown,
James Van Buren, William Taylor, B.F. Griffin, Robert Findley,
Charles P. Levy, I.F. Brown, William A. Anderson, T. D. Irvin, E. J. Jones,
William H. Pritchard, Lewis Lawshe, Charles S. Oliver, Samuel Griswold,
A. F. Sherwood, James Taylor, G.W. Adams, L.F.W. Andrews, W. B. Parker,
E.J. Johnson, and their associates and successors, be and they are hereby
constituted a body corporate,
by the name and style of the Georgia
and Manufactural Institute
for the promotion of Art, Mechanics,
and other industry and ingenuity in this State,
by means of an Annual State
Mechanics, Manufacturers and others....
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