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Baconton | Camilla | Pelham | Sale City

Population: 804

The City of Baconton, birthplace of the paper-shell pecan industry in Georgia, is located in Mitchell County at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 19 and GA Hwy 93, 16 miles south of Albany, 278 miles south of Atlanta.
Baconton was incorporated in 1903 and the City was one square mile (sides were 2000 yards and the old town well was the center).

The town was named for Major Robert James Bacon who in 1858, purchased 4,000 acres of land for $4,000. Major Bacon was an industrialist, a large cotton planter, and a director of the Savannah, Florida and Western Railroad Company, later named the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad and finally the Atlantic Coastline. During the construction of a railroad from Albany, Georgia to Thomasville, Georgia, he gave the right-of-way for the S.F. & W. to go through his plantation. The engineers located a station on his plantation and without his knowledge named it Baconton in his honor in 1869.
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Baconton City Hall is housed in the historic Jackson Davis House located just off Hwy. 19. The house, built in 1891 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an excellent example of Victorian architecture. It is well worth a visit by tourists passing through.

City Hall
149 E. Walton Street, Baconton, Georgia 31716
(229) -787-5511

City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6 pm.

Mayor: None
Mayor Pro Tem/District 4:Annette Morman
District 1: Elizabeth Williams
District 2: Tim Pinson
District 4: Jackie Graham
District 5: Dorthy Morman
City Clerk: Ruby Britt

Electric Power - Electricity within the city limits is provided by Georgia Power, outside the city limits Mitchell EMC.

Water - Water is provided by the City of Baconton. A new well and 8” main line has been constructed and has increased the pumping capacity of the system from 350,000 to 750,000 gallons per day.

Sewer - Service within the city limits provided by the City of Baconton.

Telecommunications - BellSouth provides local telecommunications and Internet services.

Wastewater - The wastewater system is a constructed wetlands and is permitted up to 100,000 gallons per day. The current usage is between 40,000 - 50,000 gallons per day through the system.

Highways - Baconton is located on US Highway 19 (Georgia-Florida parkway) a major four lane thoroughfare.

Railroad - Local rail service is provided by Georgia & Florida Railnet and offers a broad range of transportation services to clients in the industrial and transportation sectors.

Air Service

Commercial Airport:
Southwest GA Regional Airport (ABY) Albany, GA - 15 miles
Tallahassee FL Regional Airport (TLH) Tallahassee, FL - 75 miles

Public Airport:
5,000’ paved, lighted runway, NDB, VASI landing system, aircraft tie-down, air frame and power plant repair, hangars. Jet fuel available.
Public Safety

Volunteer fire department within the city limits with a Fire Insurance class 4 rate

Police protection provided by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s department.

Paige Shiver, Executive Director
Mitchell County Development Authority 229-336-2061


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