Baxley and Appling County

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The county was named for Colonel Daniel Appling, who was considered Georgia’s most outstanding soldier in the War of 1812. The county was created in 1818 from treaty lands obtained from the Creek Indians.

At one time, Appling County was known as the “Turpentine Capital of the World.”

Incorporated in 1875, Baxley was named for Wilson Baxley. Baxley was an early settler who, like most of the early white settlers in the area, came from coastal North Carolina. He operated a general store where the town later developed.

The Edwin I. Hatch nuclear plant is located north of the city of Baxley the county seat along U.S. Route 1 on the banks of the Altamaha River . It is the area’s largest employer.

Rayonier operates a sawmill employing over 50 people.

Appling County is named for Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Appling, a soldier in the War of 1812.

Appling County, the 42nd county created in Georgia, was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1818. The original county consisted of Creek lands ceded in the 1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson and the 1818 Treaty of the Creek Agency.