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Appling County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1818
Population: 
18,038
Total Area: 
508.8 sq mi
Contact Information
69 Tippins St., Suite 201
Baxley, GA 31513
Phone Number: 
(912) 367-8100
Fax Number: 
(912) 367-8161

Appling County, carved in 1818 from lands the state won during treaty negotiations with the Creek Indians, sits south of the Altamaha River and covers land that produces blueberries, cotton, tobacco and pine. Its name honors Colonel Daniel Appling, the soldier considered the state's most outstanding during the War of 1812. Baxley, named for early settler and well-known storekeeper Wilson Baxley, serves as the county seat.