This Day in Georgia History
December 18, 1857
Pierce and Milton Counties Created
Gov. Joseph E. Brown signed legislation creating Pierce and Milton counties. Pierce County, Georgia’s 120th, was created from portions of Appling and Ware counties and named for former president Franklin Pierce (whose term had ended in 1857). Milton County, Georgia’s 121st, was created for portions of Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth counties, and named for former Georgia secretary of state John Milton. By an act of July 30, 1931, Milton County became part of Fulton County effective Jan. 1, 1932.