Marker Text: Bibb County was created by Act of Dec. 9, 1822 from Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs Counties. It was named for Dr. William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820) of Elbert County. Dr. Bibb, physician, legislator, Congressman, Senator, was appointed Governor of the Territory of Alabama by Pres. Madison and was the first elective Governor of the State of Alabama. First officers of Bibb County, commissioned Feb. 12, 1823, were: Nicholas W. Wells, Clerk of Superior Court; James Flewellen, Clerk of Inferior Court; and John B. Grace, Surveyor. Isaac Philips was made Surveyor on July 16, 1823. John H. Hudson was commissioned Sheriff on Jan. 9, 1824.
Tips for Finding This Marker: At the county courthouse in Macon.