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Alma in Bacon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bacon County

 
 
Bacon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Bacon County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Act of the Legislature July 27, 1914, is named for Augustus O. Bacon, four times U.S. Senator, who died in office Feb. 15, 1914. An expert on Mexican affairs, his death was a great loss coming at a time of critical relations with that nation. Born in 1839, Senator Bacon served as Adjutant of the 9th Georgia Regiment during the War of 61-65. Among the first County Officers were: Ordinary T.B. Taylor, Clerk of Superior Court Victor Deen, Sheriff J.S. Googe, Tax Collector J.N. Johnson, Tax Receiver L.W. Hutto, Treasurer J.G. Barber, Surveyor J.W. Medders and Coroner W.H. Lewis.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 003-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 32.514′ N, 82° 28.134′ W. Marker is in Alma, Georgia, in Bacon County. Marker
Bacon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2009
2. Bacon County Marker
is at the intersection of Dixon Street (State Highway 4) and East 12th Street, on the right when traveling south on Dixon Street. Located at the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alma GA 31510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Georgia Encyclopedia, Bacon County entry. Because Bacon was the 151st county, an amendment was needed to override a previous limit of 145 counties set by Georgia voters in 1904 (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Augustus O. Bacon (Submitted on November 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Bacon County Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 8, 2009
3. Bacon County Marker and Courthouse
Bacon County Marker as seen at 12th and Dixon Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 8, 2009
4. Bacon County Marker as seen at 12th and Dixon Streets
Augustus O. Bacon image. Click for full size.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
5. Augustus O. Bacon
Bacon County Memorial to WW II, Korea and Vietnam Vets image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 8, 2009
6. Bacon County Memorial to WW II, Korea and Vietnam Vets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,064 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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