County was Georgia's 40th county, created in 1818 from treaty lands
obtained from the Creek Indians. The county was named for Colonel
Daniel Appling, who was considered Georgia's most outstanding soldier
in the War of 1812.
The county has three
incorporated municipalities: Baxley, the county seat, Graham, and
Surrency. Incorporated in 1875, Baxley was named for an early settler
who came from coastal North Carolina.
The Georgia Power
Company's Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant is located in the county
on a 2,200-acre site on the Altamaha River. Completed in 1974, the
Hatch Plant makes Georgia Power the county's largest employer.
For health information
on the county, visit
Appling Health Care
System is the local hospital.
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Angela Griffin, BSN
Environmental Health - Melinda Clements
34 Walnut Street
PO Box 37
Baxley, GA 31515-0037
Hours of operation:
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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