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This Day in Georgia History

November 04, 1924

Peach County Created

Georgia voters ratified a constitutional amendment creating Peach County as Georgia’s 161st county. The constitutional amendment was necessary because Georgia’s constitution then limited the number of counties to 145. Rather than raise that limit, Georgia lawmakers chose to create additional counties through a constitutional amendment for each new county. Created from Houston and Macon counties, Peach County was named for the area’s most famous crop. Peach marked Georgia’s last new county, though in 1932 Milton and Campbell counties were merged with Fulton to leave Georgia with 159 counties.

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