Bonaire is an unincorporated community in Houston County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is 6 miles (10 km) south of the center of Warner Robins and is part of the Warner Robins Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bonaire is located on and around U.S. Route 129/Georgia State Route 247, which is connected to Interstate 75 by Georgia State Route 96. Bonaire is the hometown of former state Governor and 31st United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Bonaire, Georgia
Bonaire is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Bonaire
Bonaire
Bonaire is located in the United States
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Bonaire
Coordinates: 32°32′37″N 83°35′45″W / 32.54361°N 83.59583°W / 32.54361; -83.59583Coordinates: 32°32′37″N 83°35′45″W / 32.54361°N 83.59583°W / 32.54361; -83.59583
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyHouston
Metropolitan Statistical AreaWarner Robins
Elevation
348 ft (106 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)

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HistoryEdit

The inhabitants of the area formed Bonaire around the newly laid Georgia Southern & Florida railway when it came through in 1888.[1][2] Newspaper records in 1888 uniformly spell it without the final "e", but in 1889 the modern spelling began to be used (perhaps because the post office was registered with that spelling on Dec 3, 1888[3]). The name is reputedly of French origin, meaning "good air".[4] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Bonaire in 1912.[5] The town's charter was dissolved in 1995.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Bonair". The Home Journal. Aug 23, 1888. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ "Oyster Supper at Bonair". The Home Journal. Dec 20, 1888. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. ^ Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832 - 1971, Vol. 42 (Decatur - Houston). United States Post Office Department. p. 520.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. Clark & Hines, State Printers. 1912. p. 633.