Bibb County, Georgia

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Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 153,887. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 154,709.[1] The county seat is Macon.[2]

Bibb County is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Bibb County was created by act of the Georgia Legislature on December 9, 1822, with Macon to be incorporated in December 1823; designated the county seat. It was carved from Jones, Monroe, Houston, and Twiggs counties. The county seat has never been changed, and no other county has ever been created out of land from Bibb County.

The county was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb, a physician from Elbert County who went on to serve in the United States Senate and House of Representatives before becoming the first elected Governor of Alabama.

During the Civil War, 10% of the white men in the county died in the service.[3]

Government

Bibb County is currently governed by a five-member County Commission, with four commissioners elected from individual districts in the county and a chairman elected countywide. The chairman is the chief executive of the county, though the role was reduced from full-time to part-time beginning in 2005, with a chief administrative officer appointed by the commission to run the daily affairs of the government. The current (2009) county commission chairman is Sam Hart.

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