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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bibb County

 
 
Bibb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
1. Bibb County Marker
Inscription. Bibb County was created by Act of Dec. 9, 1822 from Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs Counties. It was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) of Elbert County. Dr. Bibb, physician, legislator, Congressman, Senator, was appointed Governor of the Territory of Alabama by Pres. Madison and was the first elective Governor of the State of Alabama. First officers of Bibb County, commissioned Feb. 12, 1823, were: Nicholas W. Wells, Clerk of Superior Court; James Flewellen, Clerk of Inferior Court; John B. Grace, Surveyor. Isaac Philips was made Surveyor July 16, 1823. John H. Hudson was commissioned Sheriff, Jan. 9, 1824.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 011-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 50.294′ N, 83° 37.678′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mulberry Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Mulberry Street. Click for map. The marker stands at the Mulberry Street entrance to the Bibb County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Mulberry Street, Macon GA 31201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Bibb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
2. Bibb County Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Davis at the Lanier House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilson's Raid To Macon (about 400 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); Mulberry Street Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 700 feet away); Civil War Era Maconites of African Ancestry (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Public Camellia Show (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Macon.
 
Also see . . .  Bibb County website. (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
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Bibb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
3. Bibb County Marker
The marker stands at the Mulberry Street entrance to the Bibb County Courthouse.
Bibb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
4. Bibb County Marker
The Mulberry Street side of the Bibb County Courthouse
Bibb County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 4, 2011
5. Bibb County Marker
This, the fourth Bibb County Courthouse, was erected in 1924; in 1926 a jail was added to the top floor.
 
 
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