Talbot County History

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Talbot County was created from Muscogee County on Dec. 14, 1827 by an act of the General Assembly. In 1852, part of Talbot County was used to form Taylor County.  Georgia's 73rd county was named for former governor (1762-1827).  In an act of Dec. 24, 1827, the legislature provided that on the first Monday in Feb. 1828, voters of Talbot County would assemble at the house of Darling R. Allen and elect the county's first officials (Ga. Laws 1827, p. 65). The act also authorized the justices of the county's inferior court to select the site for the county seat and to arrange for construction of public buildings. That court selected a site, which it named Talbotton. On Dec. 20, 1828, the legislature formally designated Talbotton county seat and incorporated it as a town (Ga. Laws 1828, p. 149).  Talbot county consists of 394.8 square miles and ranks 62nd of 159 counties.