Welcome to Twiggs County, Ga.
American History and Genealogy Project

The geographic center of Georgia is located here
as well as the home of Georgia Music Hall of Fame's Chuck Levell
and Ches "Goat Man" McCartney.

      Twiggs County was created in 1809 from Wilkinson County and named for General John Twiggs, a prominent leader in the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars.  Parts of the county was added to Bibb County in 1833, 1842, 1849, 1851, 1875, 1876 and 1877. Neighbouring counties are: Wilkinson, Bleckly, Houston,  Bibb and Jones. The Ocmulgee river borders the county on the west.
    The county seat was orginally in Marion, named after General Francis Marion,  until 1868, when it was moved to Jeffersonville 6 miles east  of Marion. The court house of Twiggs County was destroyed by fire February 7, 1901

                                                                                         Courthouse in 1897
                                                                                Built in 1825, burned Feb 7, 1901                             1911 ( built 1902-1903)
                                                                                                                    Sketch from Atlanta Constitution Dec. 12 1897      Sketch from Macon Telegraph April 16,1911

      Among the first settlers were Arthur Fort, Ezekial Wimberly, William Perry, Henry Wall, William Crocker, General Tarver, Ira Peck, John Fulton, John Everitt, D. Williams, Joel Denson, S. Jones, Willis Hodgins, Milton Wilder, Josiah Murphy, Davis Lowery, C. Johnson, C. A. Thorpe, John Davis, C. W. Melton, B. Ray, S. Harrell, T. Harrington, H. Sullivan, . Whites Historical Collections of Georgia
       Distinguished Residents of Twiggs County include General Ezekiel Wimberly, Colonel James W. Fannin, Thaddeus Oliver, General Hartwell H. Tarver, Robert L. Perryman, Robert A. Everett, Stephen F. Miller, Governor James M. Smith, Judge A.T. MacIntyre, Dr. James E. Dickey, General Philip Cook, Honorable Dudley M. Hughes., Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials and Legends.

Do you have any historical or genealogical materials to share? Email me Eileen B. McAdams,
Twiggs County, Ga. American History & Genealogy Project Coordinator. Materials are copyrighted by the submitter.

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