Bacon County

Bacon County, Georgia

PO Box 356
Alma, GA 31510
Phone: (912) 632-5214
Fax: (912) 632-2757

In southeast-central GA, northwest of Brunswick; organized Jul 27, 1914 from Appling, Pierce, and Ware counties. Name Origin: For Capt. Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839-1914), Confederate army officer and U.S. senator (1895-1914) from GA

Area (sq mi):: 285.92 (land 284.95; water 0.97) Population per square mile: 36.40
Population 2005: 10,379 State rank: 124 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 5.60% Population 2000: 10,103 (White 79.90%; Black or African American 15.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,289; median household $26,910; Population below poverty level: 23.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,926-$19,554
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Georgia: Appling County, Bacon County, Bulloch County, Charlton County, Clinch County, Echols County, Evans County, Screven County, Tattnall County, Ware County, Washington County
One of these counts is for the Bacon County fire investigators responded on Feb.
Bacon County officials say that they have had approximately 13 fires in the last 40 days that could be attributable to Hutchinson.
The formative experiences of Crews's childhood were generated by both the people and the landscape of his native Bacon County, Georgia.
With the exceptions of an occasional band of gypsies or a traveling salesman, the only thing to penetrate the "closed world" of Bacon County was the Sears, Roebuck catalogue.
The Sears, Roebuck catalogue also shaped Crews's perception of normative body images, conveying to him the idea that the mutilated bodies of those he knew in Bacon County were not necessarily the norm outside of his "closed world." Crews famously depicts the bodies of those around him as being radically different from the bodies he witnessed in the catalogue:
Moreover, Crews's understanding of the normative order of his society and its shape-shifting boundaries, as I have suggested, was informed by the insular community of Bacon County and its penetration by the Sears, Roebuck catalogue.
Crews's indoctrination into racism and the knowledge that a color line existed in Bacon County did not occur until he experienced an "awakening" into racial consciousness which he describes in Part II of A Childhood (57).
More than 500 counties nationwide had alarmingly high presidential undervotes--such as Bacon County, Georgia's 11 percent in 2000.
In Bacon County, Georgia, black families are being destroyed by an epidemic of heart disease and diabetes--diseases that are usually caught and treated in white residents.