Houston County


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Houston (pronounced "HOUSE - ton") County was created on May 15, 1821 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1821 Extra. Session, p. 3). Dooly, Houston, Monroe, Fayette, and Henry County were created in that order by the Georgia Land Lottery Act of 1821, which was enacted at a special session of the General Assembly four months after the Creek Indians ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers on Jan. 8, 1821 in the Treaty of the Indian Spring. Houston County was organized by an act of the legislature approved Dec. 24, 1821 (Ga. Laws 1821, p. 44). Later, portions of Houston County were used to create the following counties: Bibb (1822), Crawford (1822), Macon (1837), and Peach (1924).

Georgia's 49th county was named for Gov. John Houstoun (1744-1796).

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