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This Day in Georgia History

July 30, 1912

Bleckley County Proposed

Gov. Joseph M. Brown approved a joint resolution of the General Assembly proposing a constitutional amendment creating Bleckley 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 Pulaski County and was named for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Logan E. Bleckley. On Oct. 2, 1912, Georgia voters ratified the amendment creating Georgia’s 147th county.

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