Appling County, Georgia

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Appling County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 17,419. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 17,946.[1] The county seat is Baxley.[2]

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History

Appling County is named for Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.

Appling County, the 42nd county created in Georgia, was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1818. The original county consisted of Creek lands ceded in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson and the 1818 Treaty of the Creek Agency.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 512 square miles (1,326.1 km2), of which 509 square miles (1,318.3 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.70%) is water.

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