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This Day in Georgia History

February 25, 1856

Berrien County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation creating Colquitt and Berrien counties. Berrien County, Georgia’s 116th, was created from portions of Coffee, Irwin, and Lowndes counties and named for John MacPherson Berrien, a former U.S. senator (1825-29) and U.S. attorney general under Pres. Andrew Jackson.

To view an image of the Berrien County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Berrien County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government