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Bacon County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
July 27, 1917
Population: 
10,442
Total Area: 
285.0 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 356
Alma, GA 31510
Phone Number: 
(912) 632-5214
Fax Number: 
(912) 632-2757

Bacon County is named for Augustus O. Bacon, a four-term U.S. senator and specialist on Mexican affairs. Established in 1914, Bacon drew from Appling, Pierce and Ware counties' lands. While some believe that Alma, the county seat, takes its name from the suggestion of a travelling salesman who offered his wife, Alma Sheridan, as a namesake, others support the notion that Alma derives from the first letters of the various state capitals: Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville and Atlanta.