Bibb County, Georgia was created in 1822 and named after William Wyatt Bibb
(1781-1820). Bibb served as a member of the Georgia state house of representatives;
a Senator from Georgia; Governor of Alabama Territory; Governor of Alabama.
Bibb County, AL is also named for him. The parent counties from which Bibb
County was organized from were Jones, Monroe, Twiggs and Houston. U.S. Census
reports are available for this county from 1820 to 1930. The county seat is Macon.
On Feb 7, 1818, Cahawba County was created from Monroe County
by the Alabama Territorial legislature. The name was changed to Bibb
County on December 4, 1820 to honor the first governor of Alabama,
William Wyatt Bibb. In 1992, the population was 17,175 in a land area
of 625 square miles an average of 27.6 people per square mile. The county
seat is locate at Centreville.