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This Day in Georgia History

August 14, 1912

Wheeler County Proposed

Gov. Joseph M. Brown signed a proposed constitutional amendment creating Wheeler County (named for Confederate cavalry general Joseph Wheeler) from portions of Montgomery County. Because the maximum number of counties allowed by the state constitution - 145 - had already been exceeded, creation of any additional counties required a constitutional amendment. On Nov. 5, 1912, voters of the state approved the amendment making Wheeler Georgia’s 148th county.

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