Twiggs County


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Twiggs County was created from Wilkinson County on Dec. 14, 1809, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1809, p. 75). According to that act, Twiggs County's boundaries were specified as:

". . . beginning on the Ocmulgee river, where the upperl line of said county of Wilkinson strikes the river; thence on the said upper line of said county to where the same crosses the main south fork of commissioners creek; thence a straight line to the first branch, which the present line crosses, dividing Pulaski and Wilkinson, on a south west direction from the corner that divides Laurens and Pulaski counties, and lower line of Wilkinson; thence with said line as it now runs, until it strikes the ocmulgee river; thence up the meanders thereof to the place of beginning of said river; and all that part of Wilkinson county, comprehended within the lines aforesaid . . . ."

Georgia's 37th county was named for Revolutionary War general John Twiggs.

A portion of Twiggs County was used to created Bibb County on Dec. 9, 1822 (Ga. Laws 1822, p. 21).

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