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Bolingbroke, founded in 1867, is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Georgia, United States.[1] It lies just north of Macon, between Interstates 475 and 75. The community is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

The community was named after Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), English philosopher and politician.[2] Georgia General Assembly incorporated the town in 1912.[3] Bolingbroke was dissolved as a municipality in 1995.[2]

EventsEdit

The Bolingbroke Southern Jam music festival has been produced here since 2009. There is an annual Christmas parade.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bolingbroke". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 22. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ Acts and Resolutons of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. State printer. 1912. p. 627.
  4. ^ Bolingbroke Southern Jam. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Aug 2010

Coordinates: 32°56′57″N 83°48′12″W / 32.94917°N 83.80333°W / 32.94917; -83.80333