Bibb County History



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

The Political Graveyard - Bibb Co

Bibb County Historical Markers
From: Georgia Historical Markers: The complete texts of 1752 markers.
Compiled by Carroll Proctor Scruggs, published by Bay Tree Grove Publishers, Valdosta, Georgia.
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STATE FAIR BEGINNING

source: Georgia laws 1851-1852 An Act to incorporate the Georgia Mechanical and Manufacturing Institute in the city of Macon, and to confer certain privileges upon the same. Approved, January 12, 1852.

...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 Mechanical and Manufactural Institute for the promotion of Art, Mechanics, and other industry and ingenuity in this State, by means of an Annual State Fair Mechanics, Manufacturers and others....


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