Bibb County is a county in the US state of Georgia. In the 2000 census the county had a population of 153,887 inhabitants. The county seat is Macon, the county is part of the Macon metropolitan area. It was created on December 9,1822 from portions of the counties of Jones, Monroe, Houston and Twiggs. It was named in honor of William Wyatt Bibb, a physician who served in the United States Senate and House of Representatives before becoming the first governor of Alabama.