Bleckley County, named for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Logan E. Bleckley, was the 145th county formed in Georgia. Created in 1912, Bleckley County was originally part of Pulaski County.
Nestled in beautiful Middle Georgia, Bleckley County has one municipality. Cochran, the county seat, was established on March 19, 1869. Once known as Dykesboro, Cochran was settled by B. B. Dykes, who owned the site on which the town is built. The earliest settlers located here to engage in the turpentine industry.
The city of Cochran was named for Judge Arthur E. Cochran who was influential in the development of the county. Judge Cochran was largely instrumental in developing this section of Georgia through his work as President of the Macon & Brunswick Railroad, now the Southern Railroad.
- Bleckley County Courthouse
In early 2012, the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents recommended the consolidation of Macon State College, whcih was founded in 1968 in Macon Georgia, and Middle Georgia College, which was founded in 1884 in Cochran, Georgia. They were consolidated on January 8, 2013, and Middle Georgia State College was formed. They now have campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins. Middle Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to aware associate and baccalaureate degrees.
- Middle Georgia State College
We take pride in the children of our community. Cochran is a wonderful place to raise a family not only because we are a caring town, but our schools are award winning! Our school system is one of the best in the state of Georgia. Take the time to browse the website and see for yourself why Bleckley County Schools are a great place to learn!
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