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Baldwin County

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Incorporated Date: 
June 27, 1806
Population: 
46,716
Total Area: 
258.5 sq mi
Contact Information
121 North Wilkinson St.
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone Number: 
(478) 445-4791
Fax Number: 
(478) 445-6320

Baldwin County, developed on lands once held by Creek Indians, lies in central Georgia. Established in 1803, the county remembers Abraham Baldwin, a member of the Continental Congress and author of legislation that established the nation's first charter for a state-supported uni­versity, the University of Georgia. Milledgeville, the county seat, served as the state capital for 61 years. It is named for John Milledge, a Revolutionary leader, member of Congress, Georgia governor and donor of most of the land on which the university was built.