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This Day in Georgia History

July 18, 1924

Peach County Proposed

Gov. Clifford Walker signed a joint resolution of the General Assembly proposing a constitutional amendment to create Peach County. [The amendments were necessary because of a constitutional limit of 145 counties, meaning any additional counties had to be authorized through constitutional amendment.] The proposed new county was to be created from portions of Houston and Macon counties, and was named for the area’s most famous crop. On Nov. 4, 1924, Georgia voters ratified the amendment creating Georgia’s 161st - and last new - county. In 1932, Campbell and Milton counties would merge with Fulton, leaving Georgia with 159 counties - the maximum allowed by the state constitution since 1945.

Peach County Proposed View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government