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Bibb County



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Source: David Seibert

LocationMacon
Date Built1924
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerCurran R. Ellis
Seat InformationMacon [named after former U.S. Speaker of the House and then U.S. Senator from North Carolina Nathaniel Macon -- presumably because of the number of North Carolina settlers who moved into the area following the 1821 Treaty of Indian Spring, in which the Creeks ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers; created and designated county seat of Bibb County on Dec. 23, 1822, and incorporated Dec. 8, 1823]
Courthouse DetailsThis is Bibb County's fourth courthouse. The first was a one-room building built in 1825, the second was a brick building constructed in 1828. The third was a large, three-story structure with a clock tower, completed in 1870. The current courthouse was completed in 1924. A jail was added to the top floor in 1926; the entire structure was remodeled in 1940 as a WPA project. The lobby floors are made of marble.
County Data
Population155,547
Population 2000153,887
Population Growth0.1
County SeatMacon
County Area255.2 Square Miles
Location MapBibb County Location Map
History

Bibb County was created on Dec. 9, 1822, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1822, p. 21). Georgia’s 55th county was created from portions of Houston, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties and named for Georgia-born Dr. William Bibb, who was the first elected governor of Alabama.

County Seat: Macon [named after former U.S. Speaker of the House and then U.S. Senator from North Carolina Nathaniel Macon—presumably because of the number of North Carolina settlers who moved into the area following the 1821 Treaty of Indian Spring, in which the Creeks ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers; created and designated county seat of Bibb County on Dec. 23, 1822, and incorporated Dec. 8, 1823]

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Legal OrganThe Macon Telegraph
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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 155,547
2000 153,887
1990 149,967
1980 150,256
1970 143,366
1960 141,249
1950 114,079
1940 83,783
1930 77,042
1920 71,304
1910 56,646
1900 50,473
1890 42,370
1880 27,147
1870 21,255
1860 16,291
1850 12,699
1840 9,802
1830 7,154