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List of counties in Georgia (U.S. state)

List of counties in Georgia (U.S. state)
rare consolidation, Campbell County and Milton County were made part of Fulton County in 1932 as an austerity measure during the Great Depression. There is currently a movement among some to change the state constitution to allow the creation of at least one new county. Some residents of northern Fulton County support the re-creation of Milton County. The reasoning behind this is that the northern sections of Fulton County are among the most affluent in the state, and residents want to stop tax revenues from going to the poorer areas of central and southern Fulton County to be spent.

Changed county names
The U.S. state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-counties—Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County)—exist. A few Georgia counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.

Defunct counties
• St. George, St. Mary’s, St. Thomas, St. Phillip, Christ Church, St. David, St. Matthews, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Johns, and St. Paul Parishes. These were dissolved in 1777, and others were established later. • Campbell County (1828—1932): Formed from Carroll and Coweta Counties, was in 1932 merged into Fulton County. • Milton County (1857—1932): Formed from Cobb County, was in 1932 merged into Fulton County. In addition, there was once another Walton County, which existed in present-day North Carolina. A skirmish, the Walton War, was fought between North Carolina and Georgia before Georgia relinquished its claim on the area.

History
Georgia has the second-highest number of counties of any state in the United States, next behind Texas with 254 (see List of counties in Texas). The traditional motivation for county creation was that a country farmer should be able to travel to the county seat and back home in one day on horseback. However, about 25 counties were created in the early 20th century after the use of the automobile & buses had become possible. These counties created were generally seen as being created for political purposes. The proliferation of counties in the state led to multiple state constitutional amendments attempting to establish limits on the number of counties in the state. The most recent such amendment, dating to 1945, limits the state to 159 counties, although there were previously 161 from 1924 to 1931. In a

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List of counties in Georgia (U.S. state)

Alphabetical listing
County Bartow County 015 FIPS County seat Established Origin [2] [2] [3] Code
[1]

Appling County

001

Baxley

1818

Cr Po ap Ch Co Land ceded Colonel Daniel Ap- &00000000000 18 by the Creek pling (1787-1818), gin Indians in the hero of the War of Ca Treaty of Fort 1812. aft Jackson in Le 1814 and the Fitzgerald 1906 Irw Ben Hill the017 Treaty of cox County Creek Agency in 1818.
[3]

Cartersville Etymology

1832

Atkinson County

003

Pearson

1917

Clinch and Berrien Coffee County Counties

Bibb County Bacon County 005 Alma 1914 Appling, Pierce and Ware Counties Bleckley County

William Yates &00000000000 019 Nashville 1856 Co Atkinson an (1854-1899), govcou ernor of Georgia (1894-1898) and speaker of the Georgia House of 021 Macon 1822 po Representatives. Ho

Jon Augustus Octavius &00000000000 roe Bacon Tw (1839-1914), Uncou ited States Senator (1895-1914) 023 Cochran 1912 Pu and president pro Co tempore of the Senate.

Baker County

007

Newton

1825

Early County. Brantley County Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805.

Colonel John &00000000000 Baker (d.1792), American Revolu- 1920 025 Nahunta Ch tionary War hero. Pie

Baldwin County

009

Milledgeville

1803

Wa Abraham Baldwin &00000000000 cou (1754-1807), Founding Father , U.S. Senator (1799-1807), and 1858 Quitman Lo Brooks County 027 one of the Georgia Th delegates who cou signed the U.S. Constitution. Franklin and Habersham Counties

Banks County 011

Homer

1858

Dr. Richard Banks &00000000000 (1784-1850), a local physician.

Barrow County 013

Winder

1914

Pembroke 1793 Ch Bryan County 029 Gwinnett, "Uncle Dave" &00000000000 Co Jackson and David Crenshaw Walton Barrow Jr. counties. (1852-1929), chancellor of the University of

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Bulloch County 031 Statesboro 1796

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Bryan and Catoosa Screven County Counties Charlton County

047 Archibald Bulloch, 1853 Ringgold &00000000000 Wa (1729-1777), ReWh volutionary War cou soldier, Speaker of the FolkstonHouse 1854 Georgia 049 Ca of RepresentatCo ives, and acting governor of Georgia (1775-1777).

Burke County 033

Waynesboro

1777

Originally or- Edmund Burke, &00000000000 ganized as St (1729-1797), BritGeorge ish Savannah 051 political philo- 1777 Ch Chatham Parish. sopher and Meman County ber of Parliament Pa who was sympathetic to the cause of US independence.

Butts County

035

Jackson

1825

Henry and Captain Samuel &00000000000 Cusseta 1854 Mu Chattahoochee 053 Monroe Butts, an County counties. (1777-1814), a cou hero of the Creek War. Early and Chattooga Baker County counties.

Calhoun County

037

Morgan

1854

Camden County

039

Woodbine

1777

John C. Calhoun, 1838 &00000000000 055 Summerville Wa (1782-1850), US Flo Representatative, cou Senator, and Vice President from 057 Canton 1831 Ch Cherokee South Carolina. Ce County 18 St Mary and Sir Charles Pratt, &00000000000

Candler County

043

Metter

1914

St Thomas 1st Earl Camden, Parishes. (1714-1794), Lord Chancellor of Athens 1801 Jac Clarke County 059 Great Britain who Co was sympathetic to the cause of the Revolution. 061 Fort Gaines 1854 Ra Clay County Bulloch, Allen Daniel Cand- &00000000000 Ea Emanuel and ler, (1834-1910), cou Tattnall state legislator, counties. U.S. Representative and Governor of Georgia (1898-1902).

Carroll County 045

Carrollton

1826

Created Charles Carroll, &00000000000 Jonesboro 1858 Fa Clayton by 063 the state (1737-1832), the He County legislature from last living signer cou lands ceded of the Declaration by the Creek of Independence. Indians in Homerville 1850 Lo Clinch County 065 1825 in the Wa Treaty of Indicou an Springs.

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Dade County 083 1812 and the Trenton 1837 Seminole War and U.S. Representative.

Wa Co

Cobb County

067

Marietta

1832

Cherokee County Dawson County

Colonel Thomas &00000000006 085 Willis Cobb, Dawsonville 1857 Gil (1784-1835), a Lu hero of the War of cou 1812 and U.S. Congressman.

Coffee County 069

Douglas

1854

Clinch, Irwin, General John E. &00000000000 Telfair Coffee, Bainbridge 1823 Ea Decaturand 087 Ware (1782-1836), a County counties. hero of the War of 1812.

Colquitt County

071

Moultrie

1856

Thomas and Walter Terry &00000000000 Lowndes Colquitt, Decatur 1822 He DeKalb County 089 counties. (1799-1855), ne Methodist preachett er and U.S. Senator. Richmond County

Columbia County

073

Appling

1790

Cook County

075

Adel

1918

Christopher &00000000000 Columbus, (1446-1506), explorer. Eastman 1870 Mo Dodge County 091 Berrien General Philip &00000000000 Pu County. Cook, Te (1817-1894), Concou federate general and secretary of state.

Coweta County 077

Newnan

1826

Created on Coweta tribe of &00000000000 Creek lands the Creek Nation ceded in 1825 and their village in the treaty near Columbus. of Indian Vienna 1821 Cr Dooly County 093 Springs and of Creek Cessions of 1826. Houston County. Dougherty County

Crawford County

079

Knoxville

1822

Crisp County

081

Cordele

1905

William Harris &00000000000 Crawford, 095 Albany Ba (1772-1834), U.S. 1853 Senator, minister to France and Secretary of the Treasury. 097 Douglasville Ca Douglas Dooly County. Charles Frederick 1870 &00000000000 Ca County Crisp, cou (1845-1896), speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Floyd County 115 United States Rome 1832 presidential election, 1860 and lost.

Ch Co

Early County

099

Blakely

1818

Creek Cession Peter Early, &00000000000 of 1814. (1773-1817), tenth 117 governor of Cumming 1832 Ch Forsyth Georgia. Co County Clinch and Lowndes Counties Franklin County

Echols County 101

Statenville

1858

Effingham County

103

Springfield

1777

Elbert County 105

Elberton

1790

General Robert M. &00000000000 Echols, (1798-1847), hero 119 the Mexicanof Carnesville 1784 Ch American War. Cr sio St Mathew Thomas Howard, &00000000000 and St Philip Third Earl of EffParishes. ingham, Atlanta 1853 De Fulton County 121 (1746-1791), who Co was sympathetic for to the independbe ence movement. Mi Co Wilkes Samuel Elbert, &00000000000 ap County (1740-1788) a Co General in the Revolutionary War, 1832 Ellijay Gilmer County 123 who became the governor of Georgia in 1785

Ch Co

Emanuel County

107

Swainsboro

1812

Bulloch and Colonel David &00000000000 Montgomery125 Emanuel, Gibson 1857 Wa Glascock Counties (1744-1808), who Co County became governor of Georgia in 1801.

Evans County

109

Claxton

1914

Bulloch and General Clement &00000000000 Tattnall Anselm Evans, County (1832-1911), hero of Brunswick 1777 St Glynn County 127 the Civil War and commander in St chief of the United Pa Confederate Veterans. Gilmer and Union Counties

Fannin County 111

Blue Ridge

1854

Fayette County

113

Fayetteville

1821

Colonel James &00000000000 Walker Fannin Jr., (1809-1836), hero of the Texas 129 Revolution. Calhoun 1850 Ca Gordon Ba County Creek Cession Gilbert du Motier, &00000000000 Flo of 1821. marquis de LafayCo ette, (1757-1834), French hero of the Revolutionary War.

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Grady County 131 Cairo 1905

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Decatur and Henry Woodfin Hamilton 1827 &00000000000 Mu Harris County 145 Thomas Grady, an Counties (1850-1889), famcou ous orator and managing editor 1853 Hartwell Elb Hart County 147 of the Atlanta Fra Constitution. cou

Greene County 133

Greensboro

1786

Washington General Nathanael &00000000000 County Greene, Franklin 1830 Ca Heard County 149 (1742-1786), hero Co of the RevolutionTro ary War. Co

Gwinnett County

135

Lawrenceville 1818

Cherokee Button Gwinnett, 1821 &00000000007 McDonough Cr Henry County 151 Cession of (1735-1777), one of 1817 and of Georgia’s delegCreek Cession ates to the Continof 1818. ental Congress who signed the 153 Perry 1821 Cr Houston Declaration of of County Independence. Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819 Irwin County

Habersham County

137

Clarkesville

1818

Colonel Joseph &00000000000 Habersham, (1751-1815), hero of the Revolutionary War and Post155 Ocilla Cr master General in 1818 sio the Cabinet of Gean orge Washington.

Hall County

139

Gainesville

1818

Cherokee Dr. Lyman Hall, &00000000001 Cessions of (1724-1790), one 157 Georgia’s deleg- 1796 Fra Jackson 1817 and of Jefferson Co County 1819 ates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. He 1807 Monticello Ba Jasper County 159 became governor Ra of Georgia in Co 1783. 18 Greene and John Hancock, Washington 161 (1737-1793), presHazlehurst Jeff Davis counties ident of the County Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of 163 Louisville Jefferson Independence. County Carroll and General Hugh Polk Counties Anderson Haralson, 165 Millen Jenkins (1805-1854), US County Congressman.

Hancock County

141

Sparta

1793

&00000000000 1905 Ap Co cou

1796

Haralson County

143

Buchanan

1856

Bu Wa &00000000000 Co

1905

Bu Bu Em

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Screven Long County Counties 183 author of the fam- 1920 Ludowici ous Georgia Platform of 1850.

Lib Co

Johnson County

167

Wrightsville

1858

Jones County

169

Gray

1807

Emanuel, Herschel Vespasi- &00000000000 Laurens and an Johnson, Washington (1812-1880), U.S. counties Senator and Geor185 governor. gia Valdosta 1825 Irw Lowndes County Baldwin James Jones, &00000000000 County (1769-1801), U.S. Congressman.

Lamar County 171

Barnesville

1920

Lanier County 173

Lakeland

1920

Monroe and Lucius Quintus &00000000000 Pike Counties Cincinnatus Lamar, (1825-1893), U.S. 187 Dahlonega 1832 Ch Lumpkin Senator and Ha County justice of the U.S. an Supreme Court. Co Berrien, Sidney Lanier, &00000000000 Oglethorpe Macon County 189 Clinch and (1842-1881), fam- 1837 Lowndes ous attorney, linCountries guist, mathematician, and musician.

Ho Ma Co

Laurens County

175

Dublin

1807

Wilkinson County Madison County

Colonel John &00000000000 Laurens, 191 Danielsville Cla (1754-1782), aide 1811 be to George Washlin ington during the an Revolutionary orp War.

Lee County

177

Leesburg

1826

Creek CesGeneral Richard &00000000000 sions of 1826 Henry Lee, Buena Vista Le Marion County 193 (1732-1794), hero 1827 Mu of the RevolutionCo ary War.

Liberty County 179

Hinesville

1777

St Andrew, St Named in honor of &00000000000 James, and St the noted patriotJohn Parishes ism of the citizens 195 Midway in their 1870 Co McDuffie of Thomson Wa County support of the cause of colonial independence. Wilkes McIntosh County County

Lincoln County

181

Lincolnton

1796

General Benjamin &00000000000 197 Darien 1793 Lib Lincoln, Co (1733-1810), hero of the Revolutionary War who was later assigned to the suppression of Shays’ Rebellion.

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Meriwether County 199 Greenville 1827

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Formed 219 Watkinsville Oconee form General David Troup County Meriwether, County (1755-1822), a hero of the Revolutionary War 221 Lexington Oglethorpe and a U.S. County Congressman. Baker and Early Counties Paulding County

1875 &00000000000 Cla

1793

Wi Co

Miller County

201

Colquitt

1856

Andrew Jackson &00000000000 Miller, (1806-1856), pres- 1832 223 Dallas Ch ident of the MedicCo al College of Georgia.

Mitchell County

205

Camilla

1857

Baker County Gen. Henry &00000000000 Fort Valley 1924 Ho Peach County 225 Mitchell, Ma (1760-1839), hero Co of the Revolutionary War.

Monroe County

207

Forsyth

1821

Creek Cession James Monroe, &00000000000 of 1821 (1758-1831), fifth 1853 227 Jasper Ch Pickens President of the Gil County United States and cou author of the Monroe Doctrine of 1823.

Montgomery County

209

Mount Vernon

1793

Washington General Richard 1857 &00000000000 Blackshear Ap Pierce County 229 County Montgomery, Wa (1738-1775), hero Co of the Revolutionary War. Baldwin Pike County County

Morgan County

211

Madison

1807

Murray County

213

Chatsworth

1832

Polk County Cherokee County

Muscogee County

215

Columbus

1826

Newton County

217

Covington

1821

Pulaski Creek Cession Muskogee ethnic &00000000001 Co County of 1826 group, to which the Creek and Seminole Nations belong. 237 Eatonton 1807 Ba Putnam Henry, Sergeant John &00000000000 Co County Jasper, and Newton, Walton (1755-1780), hero Counties of Georgetown 239 the Revolution- 1858 Ra Quitman ary War. Ste County

General Daniel &00000000000 231 Zebulon 1822 Mo Morgan, Co (1736-1802), hero of the Revolutionary War and U.S. Congressman. 233 Cedartown 1851 Flo Thomas W. Mur&00000000000 Pa ray, (1790-1832), Co famous state legislator. 235 Hawkinsville 1808 La

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of the MexicanAmerican War.

Rabun County 241

Clayton

1819

Cherokee Stewart Cession County of 1819 Lee County Sumter County

259 William Rabun, Lumpkin 1830 &00000000000 Ra (1771-1819), govCo ernor of Georgia (1817-19).

Randolph County

243

Cuthbert

1828

John Randolph of &00000000000 Roanoke, 261 (1773-1833), U.S. 1831 Americus Le Congressman.

Richmond County

245

Augusta

1777

St Paul Parish Charles Lennox, &00000000001 3rd Duke of Richmond, (1735-1806), who was sympathetic to Talbotton Mu Talbot County 263 the cause of co- 1827 lonial Co independence. Henry and Newton counties Taliaferro County

Rockdale County

247

Conyers

1870

Schley County 249

Ellaville

1857

Screven County

251

Sylvania

1793

Rockdale Church, &00000000000 which was so named for the sub265 terranean bed of 1825 Crawfordville Gr granite that uncoc derlies this region orp of the state. an Co Marion and William Schley, &00000000000 Sumter (1786-1858), govcounties ernor of Georgia 267 (1835-1837). Reidsville 1801 Mo Tattnall Co County Burke and General James &00000000000

Effingham Screven, Counties (1744-1778), hero of Butler Taylor County 269 the Revolution- 1852 ary War. 253 Donalsonville 1920

Seminole County

Spalding County

255

Griffin

1851

Decatur and Seminole Nation Early Counties McRae 1807 Wi Telfair County 271 Co Fayette, Thomas Spalding, &00000000000 Henry, and (1774-1851), U.S. Pike County Representative and Georgia delegate to the Constitutional conven- 1856 Dawson Le Terrell County 273 tion of 1798. do

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Stephens County

257

Toccoa

1905

Co Franklin and Alexander Steph&00000000000 Habersham ens, (1812-1883), Counties U.S. Representat- 1825 275 Thomasville De Thomas ive, governor of Irw County Georgia, and the Co first and only Vice President of the

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Tift County 277 Tifton 1905

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Berrien, Irwin Colonel Nelson Monroe 1818 &00000000000 Cr Walton County 297 and Worth Tift, (1810-1891), of Counties Confederate Naval captain and U.S. Representative.

Toombs County

279

Lyons

1905

Emanuel, General Robert &00000000000 Tattnall, and Toombs, Montgomery (1810-1885), U.S. Counties Senator and Con- 1824 Waycross Ap Ware County 299 federate Secretary Co of State.

Towns County 281

Hiawassee

1856

Rabun and George Washing&00000000000 Union 301 ton Warrenton Towns, 1793 Co Warren Counties (1801-1854), govHa County ernor of Georgia Ric during the antean bellum period. Co

Treutlen County

283

Soperton

1917

Emanuel 303 Sandersville &00000000000 Cr Washingtonand John A. Treutlen, 1784 Montgomery (1726-1782), first of County Counties elected governor of the State of Georgia (1777-1778).

Troup County

285

Lagrange

1826

Creek Cession George M. Troup, 1803 Jesup &00000000000 Cr Wayne County 305 of 1826 (1780-1856), govof ernor of Georgia (1823-1827) and U.S. Senator.

Turner County 287

Ashburn

1905

Twiggs County 289

Jeffersonville

1809

Dooly, Irwin, Captain Henry &00000000000 Wilcox and Gray Turner, Worth (1839-1904), U.S. Counties Representative 307 and Preston the hero of 1853 Ste Webster Civil War. Co County (Fo Wilkinson General John &00000000000 Kin County Twiggs, (1750-1816), hero of the Revolution309 ary Alamo gov- 1912 War and ernor of Georgia. Federal Union

Wheeler County Union County 291 Blairsville 1832 Cherokee County

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Upson County 293

Thomaston

1824

Crawford and Stephen Upson, &00000000000 Pike Counties (1786-1824), fam1857 Ha White County 311 ous Cleveland state Co legislator. Murray County Major Freeman Walker, (1780-1827), U.S. Senator (1819-1821).

Walker County 295

Lafayette

1833

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Whitfield County 313 Dalton 1851

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Murray George External links Whitfield, County (1714-1770), fam-

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Wilcox County 315

Abbeville

1857

References
Wilkes County 317 Washington 1777

• Historical Atlas of ous preacher who Georgia Counties • Article IX of the Constitution of Georgia, established Bethon counties and municipal corporations esda Orphanage • History of Walton County near Savannah. • Walton War Dooly, Irwin, General Mark Wil- &00000000000 • List of Digital Library of Georgia and Pulaski cox, (1800-1850), collections by county counties a famous soldier • New Georgia Encyclopedia and legislator from Telfair County.

Wilkinson County

319

Irwinton

1803

Worth County 321

Sylvester

1853

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