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Bacon County, Georgia
October 20, 1839 Augustus Bacon born, Bryan County, Georgia
  Augustus Bacon
  Bacon County, Georgia
  Bryan County, Georgia
March 4, 1895 Augustus Bacon begins serving in the United States Senate
  Augustus Bacon
  Bacon County, Georgia
February 14, 1914 Augustus Bacon dies, Washington D. C.
  Augustus Bacon
  Bacon County, Georgia
July 27, 1917 Bacon County created
  Augustus Bacon
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Bacon County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Augustus Octavius Bacon, member of the Georgia House and the U. S. Senate, where he served as President pro tem.
Taken from:Appling County, GA, Pierce County, GA and Ware County, GA
Counties created from: None
Cities: Alma (county seat)
Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Bacon County, Georgia
Bacon County, Georgia, links

History and Description:The county seat's name, Alma, is derived from the first letters of Georgia's capitals, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville and Atlanta.

The soda fountain at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta is a recreation of a Baxley soda fountain where Caroline Miller wrote her 1934 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Lamb in His Bosom.

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