List of counties in Georgia

The U.S. state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties, more than any other state except for Texas, which has 254 counties. Under the Georgia State Constitution, all of its counties are granted home rule to deal with problems that are purely local in nature. Also, eight consolidated city-counties have been established in Georgia: AthensClarke County, AugustaRichmond County, ColumbusMuscogee County, GeorgetownQuitman County, StatenvilleEchols County, MaconBibb County, CussetaChattahoochee County, and Preston-Webster County.

Counties of Georgia
LocationState of Georgia
PopulationsGreatest: 1,041,423 (Fulton)
Least: 1,680 (Taliaferro)
Average: 64,845 (2016)
AreasLargest: 908 square miles (2,350 km2) (Ware)
Smallest: 121 square miles (310 km2) (Clarke)
Average: 373.7 square miles (968 km2)
GovernmentCounty government
SubdivisionsCities, towns, unincorporated communities, census designated place


From 1732 until 1758, the minor civil divisions in Georgia were districts and towns. In 1758, the Province of Georgia was divided into eight parishes, and another four parishes were partitioned in 1765; in 1777, the original eight counties of the state were created. These were Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond, and Wilkes, all created on February 5, 1777.

Georgia has the second largest number of counties of any state in the United States, following Texas, which has 254 counties.[1] One traditional reasoning for the creation and location of so many counties in Georgia was that a country farmer, rancher, or lumberman should be able to travel to the legal county seat town or city, and then back home, in one day on horseback or via wagon. However, about 25 counties in Georgia were created in the first quarter of the 20th century, after the use of the railroad, automobile, truck, and bus had become possible. Because of the County Unit System, later declared unconstitutional, new counties, no matter the population had at least one representative in the state house, keeping political power in rural areas.[2][3] The last new county to be established in Georgia was Peach County, established in 1924.

The proliferation of counties in Georgia led to multiple state constitutional amendments attempting to establish a limit on the number of counties in the state. The most recent such amendment, ratified in 1945, limited the number to 159 counties, although there had been 161 counties from 1924 to 1931. In a very rare consolidation of counties, both Campbell County and Milton County were annexed into Fulton County in 1932 as a financial move during the Great Depression, since those two county governments were nearly bankrupt.

Fulton County contains Atlanta, and it was thought that tax revenues from Atlanta and its suburbs would help to support the rural areas of the discarded counties, which had very little tax income of their own—mostly from property taxes on farms and forests, which did not amount to much.

Georgia is the only state which still allows sole commissioner county government. Currently, nine of the state's 159 counties operate under that system.

Changed names of counties

A few counties in Georgia have had their names changed. Jasper County was originally named "Randolph County". Later, the present-day Randolph County was founded. Webster County was once named "Kinchafoonee County", and Bartow County was originally named "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 were all parishes that were dissolved in 1777 with the establishment of the charter counties.
  • Bourbon County (1785-1788): Formed out of disputed Yazoo lands in present-day Mississippi; dissolved in 1788.
  • Campbell County (1828–1932): Formed from Carroll and Coweta in 1828, half northwest of Chattahoochee River became Douglas in 1870, remainder was merged into southwest Fulton in 1932.
  • Milton County (1857–1932): Formed from northeast Cobb, southeast Cherokee, and southwest Forsyth in 1857 (and later northern DeKalb), was merged into north Fulton in 1932.

Fictional counties


  • Deliverance (1972) is set in a North Georgia county marked on the sheriff's car as Aintry.
  • Diggstown (1992) takes place in the fictional Olivera County.
  • Gator (1976) takes place in the fictional Dunston County.
  • Ghost Fever (1987) takes place in the county of Greendale, likely inspired by Greene County.
  • Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) takes place in Paraquat County, Georgia.
  • Tank (1984) takes place in the fictional Clemmons County. Although set as a county bordering Tennessee, the filming location was at or near Fort Benning much closer to Alabama than to Tennessee.
  • The Ugly Dachshund (1966) takes place in Paraquat County, Georgia.




Counties listing

FIPS code[9] County seat[10] Est.[10] Origin[11] Etymology[11]Density
Population[12] Area[10] Map
Appling County 001 Baxley1818Land ceded by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814 and the Treaty of the Creek Agency in 1818Colonel Daniel Appling (1787–1818), a hero of the War of 181236.09 18,368 509 sq mi
(1,318 km2)
Atkinson County 003 Pearson1917Clinch and Coffee CountiesWilliam Yates Atkinson (1854–99), governor of Georgia (1894–98) and speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives24.51 8,284 338 sq mi
(875 km2)
Bacon County 005 Alma1914Appling, Pierce and Ware CountiesAugustus Octavius Bacon (1839–1914), U.S. Senator (1895–1914); President pro tempore of the United States Senate39.29 11,198 285 sq mi
(738 km2)
Baker County 007 Newton1825Early CountyColonel John Baker (died 1792), a hero of the American Revolutionary War9.81 3,366 343 sq mi
(888 km2)
Baldwin County 009 Milledgeville1803Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805Abraham Baldwin (1754–1807), a Founding Father; U.S. Senator (1799–1807); one of the Georgia delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution179.72 46,367 258 sq mi
(668 km2)
Banks County 011 Homer1859Franklin and Habersham CountiesDr. Richard Banks (1784–1850), local physician noted for treating natives with smallpox78.27 18,316 234 sq mi
(606 km2)
Barrow County 013 Winder1914Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton counties"Uncle Dave" David Crenshaw Barrow Jr. (1852–1929), chancellor of the University of Georgia (1906–29)433.14 70,169 162 sq mi
(420 km2)
Bartow County 015 Cartersville1832Created from a portion of Cherokee County in 1832 and originally called Cass County after General Lewis CassGeneral Francis S. Bartow (1816–61), Confederate political leader; first Confederate general killed in the American Civil War218.83 100,661 460 sq mi
(1,191 km2)
Ben Hill County 017 Fitzgerald1906Irwin and Wilcox countiesBenjamin Harvey Hill (1823–82), U.S. Senator (1877–82)69.60 17,538 252 sq mi
(653 km2)
Berrien County 019 Nashville1856Coffee, Irwin, and Lowndes countiesJohn Macpherson Berrien (1781–1856), U.S. Senator; U.S. Attorney General42.13 19,041 452 sq mi
(1,171 km2)
Bibb County 021 Macon1822portions of Houston, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs countiesDr. William Wyatt Bibb (1780–1820), first Governor of Alabama; U.S. Senator625.85 156,462 250 sq mi
(647 km2)
Bleckley County 023 Cochran1912Pulaski CountyLogan Edwin Bleckley (1827–1907), Georgia State Supreme Court Chief Justice59.51 12,913 217 sq mi
(562 km2)
Brantley County 025 Nahunta1920Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne countiesWilliam Gordon Brantley (1860–1934), U.S. Congressman41.86 18,587 444 sq mi
(1,150 km2)
Brooks County 027 Quitman1858Lowndes and Thomas countiesCaptain Preston S. Brooks (1819–57), a hero of the Mexican–American War; Congressman from South Carolina31.18 15,403 494 sq mi
(1,279 km2)
Bryan County 029 Pembroke1793Chatham CountyJonathan Bryan (1708–88), colonial settler; famous state representative72.88 32,214 442 sq mi
(1,145 km2)
Bulloch County 031 Statesboro1796Bryan and Screven CountiesArchibald Bulloch (1729–77), Revolutionary War soldier; Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives; acting governor of Georgia (1775–77) and first governor of Georgia106.43 72,694 683 sq mi
(1,769 km2)
Burke County 033 Waynesboro1777Originally organized as St George ParishEdmund Burke (1729–97), British-American political philosopher and Member of Parliament who was sympathetic to the cause of US independence27.83 23,125 831 sq mi
(2,152 km2)
Butts County 035 Jackson1825Henry and Monroe countiesCaptain Samuel Butts (1777–1814), a hero of the Creek War125.80 23,524 187 sq mi
(484 km2)
Calhoun County 037 Morgan1854Early and Baker countiesJohn C. Calhoun (1782–1850), U.S. Congressman; U.S. Senator; Vice President of the United States from South Carolina23.23 6,504 280 sq mi
(725 km2)
Camden County 039 Woodbine1777St Mary and St Thomas ParishesCharles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714–94), Lord Chancellor of Great Britain who was sympathetic to the cause of the Revolution81.59 51,402 630 sq mi
(1,632 km2)
Candler County 043 Metter1914Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall countiesAllen Daniel Candler (1834–1910), state legislator; U.S. Congressman; Governor of Georgia (1898–1902)45.01 11,117 247 sq mi
(640 km2)
Carroll County 045 Carrollton1826Created by the state legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indians in 1825 in the Treaty of Indian SpringsCharles Carroll (1737–1832), the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence223.61 111,580 499 sq mi
(1,292 km2)
Catoosa County 047 Ringgold1853Walker and Whitfield countiesChief Catoosa, a Cherokee chief401.52 65,046 162 sq mi
(420 km2)
Charlton County 049 Folkston1854Camden CountyRobert Milledge Charlton (1807–54), jurist; U.S. Senator (1852–54); mayor of Savannah17.02 13,295 781 sq mi
(2,023 km2)
Chatham County 051 Savannah1777Christ Church and St Philip ParishesWilliam Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708–78), British Prime Minister sympathetic to the Revolutionary cause628.26 276,434 440 sq mi
(1,140 km2)
Chattahoochee County 053 Cusseta1854Muscogee and Marion countiesChattahoochee River, which forms the county's (and the state's) western border52.36 13,037 249 sq mi
(645 km2)
Chattooga County 055 Summerville1838Walker and Floyd countiesChattooga River81.93 25,725 314 sq mi
(813 km2)
Cherokee County 057 Canton1831Cherokee Cession of 1831Cherokee Nation, which controlled this part of the state autonomously until 1831521.97 221,315 424 sq mi
(1,098 km2)
Clarke County 059 Athens1801Jackson CountyElijah Clarke (1733–99), a Revolutionary War hero993.93 120,266 121 sq mi
(313 km2)
Clay County 061 Fort Gaines1854Randolph and Early countiesHenry Clay (1777–1852), Secretary of State; Speaker of the House of Representatives; U.S. Senator from Kentucky15.98 3,116 195 sq mi
(505 km2)
Clayton County 063 Jonesboro1858Fayette and Henry countiesAugustin Smith Clayton (1783–1839), a local jurist and U.S. Congressman1,859.36 265,888 143 sq mi
(370 km2)
Clinch County 065 Homerville1850Lowndes and Ware countiesGeneral Duncan Lamont Clinch (1784–1849), a hero of the War of 1812 and the Seminole War; U.S. Congressman8.30 6,718 809 sq mi
(2,095 km2)
Cobb County 067 Marietta1832Cherokee CountyColonel Thomas Willis Cobb (1784–1835), a hero of the War of 1812; U.S. Congressman2,080.71 707,442 340 sq mi
(881 km2)
Coffee County 069 Douglas1854Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware countiesGeneral John E. Coffee (1782–1836), a hero of the War of 181272.07 43,170 599 sq mi
(1,551 km2)
Colquitt County 071 Moultrie1856Thomas and Lowndes countiesWalter Terry Colquitt (1799–1855), Methodist pastor; U.S. Senator83.58 46,137 552 sq mi
(1,430 km2)
Columbia County 073 Appling (de jure) and Evans (de facto)1790Richmond CountyChristopher Columbus (1446–1506), explorer453.89 131,627 290 sq mi
(751 km2)
Cook County 075 Adel1918Berrien CountyGeneral Philip Cook (1817–94), Confederate general; secretary of state73.90 16,923 229 sq mi
(593 km2)
Coweta County 077 Newnan1826Created on Creek lands ceded in 1825 in the treaty of Indian Springs and Creek Cessions of 1826Coweta tribe of the Creek Nation and their village near Columbus295.55 130,929 443 sq mi
(1,147 km2)
Crawford County 079 Knoxville1822Houston CountyWilliam Harris Crawford (1772–1834), U.S. Senator; ambassador to France; Secretary of the Treasury38.77 12,600 325 sq mi
(842 km2)
Crisp County 081 Cordele1905Dooly CountyCharles Frederick Crisp (1845–96), Speaker of the House of Representatives86.15 23,606 274 sq mi
(710 km2)
Dade County 083 Trenton1837Walker CountyMajor Francis L. Dade (1793–1835), a hero of the Seminole War94.77 16,490 174 sq mi
(451 km2)
Dawson County 085 Dawsonville1857Gilmer and Lumpkin countiesWilliam Crosby Dawson (1798–1857), U.S. Senator (1849–55); state legislator206.27 22,422 211 sq mi
(546 km2)
Decatur County 087 Bainbridge1823Early CountyCommodore Stephen Decatur (1779–1820), a naval hero of the actions against the Barbary Pirates in the early 19th century46.08 27,509 597 sq mi
(1,546 km2)
DeKalb County 089 Decatur1822Henry, Gwinnett, and Fayette counties"Baron" Johann DeKalb (1721–80) a German who accompanied Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, and was inspector general of the Colonial Army2,638.39 707,089 268 sq mi
(694 km2)
Dodge County 091 Eastman1870Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair countiesWilliam Earle Dodge (1805–1883), temperance leader; businessman from New York; a co-founder of Phelps, Dodge, and Company, a mining and metals company42.57 21,329 501 sq mi
(1,298 km2)
Dooly County 093 Vienna1821Creek Cession of 1821Colonel John Dooly (1740–80), a hero of the American Revolution36.43 14,318 393 sq mi
(1,018 km2)
Dougherty County 095 Albany1853Baker CountyCharles Dougherty (1801–53), judge from Athens, Georgia286.37 94,501 330 sq mi
(855 km2)
Douglas County 097 Douglasville1870Campbell and Carroll countiesStephen Arnold Douglas (1813–61), an Illinois Democratic Congressman who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 United States presidential election and lost673.22 133,971 199 sq mi
(515 km2)
Early County 099 Blakely1818Creek Cession of 1814Peter Early (1773–1817), tenth governor of Georgia20.73 10,594 511 sq mi
(1,323 km2)
Echols County 101 Statenville1858Clinch and Lowndes CountiesGeneral Robert M. Echols (1798–1847), a state legislator and a hero of the Mexican–American War9.87 3,988 404 sq mi
(1,046 km2)
Effingham County 103 Springfield1777St Mathew and St Philip ParishesThomas Howard, Earl of Effingham (1746–1791), who was sympathetic with the independence movement111.03 53,293 480 sq mi
(1,243 km2)
Elbert County 105 Elberton1790Wilkes CountySamuel Elbert (1740–88), a general in the Revolutionary War; became the governor of Georgia in 178553.34 19,684 369 sq mi
(956 km2)
Emanuel County 107 Swainsboro1812Bulloch and Montgomery CountiesColonel David Emanuel (1744–1808), became the governor of Georgia in 180133.38 22,898 686 sq mi
(1,777 km2)
Evans County 109 Claxton1914Bulloch and Tattnall CountyGeneral Clement Anselm Evans (1832–1911), a hero of the American Civil War; the commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans57.78 10,689 185 sq mi
(479 km2)
Fannin County 111 Blue Ridge1854Gilmer and Union CountiesColonel James Walker Fannin Jr. (1809–36), a hero of the Texas Revolution60.86 23,492 386 sq mi
(1,000 km2)
Fayette County 113 Fayetteville1821Creek Cession of 1821Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), a French hero of the Revolutionary War545.81 107,524 197 sq mi
(510 km2)
Floyd County 115 Rome1832Cherokee CountyGeneral John Floyd (1769–1839), soldier, U.S. Congressman187.48 96,177 513 sq mi
(1,329 km2)
Forsyth County 117 Cumming1832Cherokee CountyJohn Forsyth (1780–1841), Secretary of State under President Martin Van Buren831.54 187,928 226 sq mi
(585 km2)
Franklin County 119 Carnesville1784Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1783Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), writer, inventor, philosopher, publisher, and a Founding Father of the United States83.25 21,894 263 sq mi
(681 km2)
Fulton County 121 Atlanta1853DeKalb County + the former Campbell and Milton Counties and a portion of Cobb CountyRobert Fulton, an engineer and the inventor of the steamboat.1,848.34 1,041,423 529 sq mi
(1,370 km2)
Gilmer County 123 Ellijay1832Cherokee CountyGeorge Rockingham Gilmer (1780–1859), 16th governor of Georgia66.02 28,190 427 sq mi
(1,106 km2)
Glascock County 125 Gibson1857Warren CountyGeneral Thomas Glascock (1780–1841), a hero of the War of 1812 and the Seminole War of 1817; U.S. Congressman21.82 3,142 144 sq mi
(373 km2)
Glynn County 127 Brunswick1777St David and St Patrick ParishesJohn Glynn (1722–79), British Member of Parliament and Serjeant-at-law, who was sympathetic with the cause of American independence192.00 81,022 422 sq mi
(1,093 km2)
Gordon County 129 Calhoun1850Cass (now Bartow) and Floyd CountiesWilliam Washington Gordon (1796–1842), first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad157.09 55,766 355 sq mi
(919 km2)
Grady County 131 Cairo1905Decatur and Thomas CountiesHenry Woodfin Grady (1850–89), orator; managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution55.55 25,440 458 sq mi
(1,186 km2)
Greene County 133 Greensboro1786Washington CountyGeneral Nathanael Greene (1742–86), a hero of the Revolutionary War41.47 16,092 388 sq mi
(1,005 km2)
Gwinnett County 135 Lawrenceville1818Cherokee Cession of 1817 and Creek Cession of 1818Button Gwinnett (1735–1777), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence1,944.68 842,046 433 sq mi
(1,121 km2)
Habersham County 137 Clarkesville1818Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819Colonel Joseph Habersham (1751–1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War; U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of George Washington156.55 43,520 278 sq mi
(720 km2)
Hall County 139 Gainesville1818Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819Dr. Lyman Hall (1724–90), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence; became the governor of Georgia in 1783470.60 185,416 394 sq mi
(1,020 km2)
Hancock County 141 Sparta1793Greene and Washington countiesJohn Hancock (1737–93), President of the Continental Congress; first signer of the Declaration of Independence19.02 8,996 473 sq mi
(1,225 km2)
Haralson County 143 Buchanan1856Carroll and Polk CountiesGeneral Hugh Anderson Haralson (1805–54), U.S. Congressman100.71 28,400 282 sq mi
(730 km2)
Harris County 145 Hamilton1827Muscogee and Troup countiesCharles Harris (1772–1827), prominent attorney from Savannah70.15 32,550 464 sq mi
(1,202 km2)
Hart County 147 Hartwell1853Elbert and Franklin countiesNancy Morgan Hart (1735–1830), a heroine of the Revolutionary War110.00 25,518 232 sq mi
(601 km2)
Heard County 149 Franklin1830Carroll, Coweta and Troup CountiesStephen Heard (1740–1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War39.30 11,633 296 sq mi
(767 km2)
Henry County 151 McDonough1821Creek Cession of 1821Patrick Henry (1736–99), prominent lawyer, orator, and a Founding Father of the United States647.22 209,053 323 sq mi
(837 km2)
Houston County 153 Perry1821Creek Cession of 1821John Houstoun (1744–1796), member of the Continental Congress; became governor of Georgia in 1778387.63 146,136 377 sq mi
(976 km2)
Irwin County 155 Ocilla1818Creek Cessions of 1814 and 1818Jared Irwin (1751–1818), the governor who rescinded the Yazoo Act in 179626.89 9,600 357 sq mi
(925 km2)
Jackson County 157 Jefferson1796Franklin CountyGeneral James Jackson (1757–1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War177.11 60,571 342 sq mi
(886 km2)
Jasper County 159 Monticello1807Baldwin (FKA Randolph County 1807–12)Sergeant William Jasper (1750–1779), a hero of the Revolutionary War36.84 13,630 370 sq mi
(958 km2)
Jeff Davis County 161 Hazlehurst1905Appling and Coffee countiesJefferson Davis (1808–89), the first and only President of the Confederate States of America45.51 15,156 333 sq mi
(862 km2)
Jefferson County 163 Louisville1796Burke and Warren CountiesThomas Jefferson (1743–1826), third President of the United States31.12 16,432 528 sq mi
(1,368 km2)
Jenkins County 165 Millen1905Bulloch, Burke, Emanuel, and Screven CountiesCharles Jones Jenkins (1805–83), governor of Georgia, who was the author of the famous Georgia Platform of 185026.32 9,213 350 sq mi
(906 km2)
Johnson County 167 Wrightsville1858Emanuel, Laurens and Washington countiesHerschel Vespasian Johnson (1812–80), U.S. Senator; Governor of Georgia32.56 9,897 304 sq mi
(787 km2)
Jones County 169 Gray1807Baldwin CountyJames Jones (1769–1801), U.S. Congressman72.53 28,577 394 sq mi
(1,020 km2)
Lamar County 171 Barnesville1920Monroe and Pike CountiesLucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825–93), U.S. Senator; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court97.61 18,057 185 sq mi
(479 km2)
Lanier County 173 Lakeland1920Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes CountriesSidney Lanier (1842–1881), attorney, linguist, mathematician, and musician55.61 10,400 187 sq mi
(484 km2)
Laurens County 175 Dublin1807Wilkinson CountyColonel John Laurens (1754–82), aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War59.09 48,041 813 sq mi
(2,106 km2)
Lee County 177 Leesburg1826Creek Cessions of 1826Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lee III (1732–1794), a hero of the Revolutionary War, who attained the nickname "Light-Horse Harry"80.75 28,746 356 sq mi
(922 km2)
Liberty County 179 Hinesville1777St Andrew, St James, and St John ParishesNamed in honor of the noted patriotism of the citizens of Midway in their support of the cause of colonial independence126.15 65,471 519 sq mi
(1,344 km2)
Lincoln County 181 Lincolnton1796Wilkes CountyGeneral Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), a hero of the Revolutionary War; was later assigned to the suppression of Shays' Rebellion36.67 7,737 211 sq mi
(546 km2)
Long County 183 Ludowici1920Liberty CountyDr. Crawford Williamson Long (1815–78), in 1842 the first man to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic for dental surgery40.02 16,048 401 sq mi
(1,039 km2)
Lowndes County 185 Valdosta1825Irwin CountyWilliam Jones Lowndes (1782–1822), prominent figure in the affairs of South Carolina throughout the formative years of the United States227.29 114,552 504 sq mi
(1,305 km2)
Lumpkin County 187 Dahlonega1832Cherokee, Habersham, and Hall CountiesWilson Lumpkin (1783–1870), Governor of Georgia; U.S. Senator107.79 30,611 284 sq mi
(736 km2)
Macon County 193 Oglethorpe1837Houston and Marion CountiesGeneral Nathaniel Macon (1758–1837), Speaker of the House of Representatives; U.S. Senator35.39 14,263 403 sq mi
(1,044 km2)
Madison County 195 Danielsville1811Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson and Oglethorpe CountiesJames Madison (1751–1836), fourth President of the United States; chief writer of the U.S. Constitution98.32 27,922 284 sq mi
(736 km2)
Marion County 197 Buena Vista1827Lee and Muscogee CountiesGeneral Francis Marion (1732–95), the "Swamp Fox"; a hero of the Revolutionary War23.74 8,711 367 sq mi
(951 km2)
McDuffie County 189 Thomson1870Columbia and WarrenGeorge McDuffie (1790–1851), orator and governor of South Carolina83.32 21,663 260 sq mi
(673 km2)
McIntosh County 191 Darien1793Liberty CountyGeneral Lachlan McIntosh (1727–1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War31.89 13,839 434 sq mi
(1,124 km2)
Meriwether County 199 Greenville1827Formed from Troup CountyGeneral David Meriwether (1755–1822), a hero of the Revolutionary War; U.S. Congressman42.29 21,273 503 sq mi
(1,303 km2)
Miller County 201 Colquitt1856Baker and Early CountiesAndrew Jackson Miller (1806–56), president of the Medical College of Georgia21.09 5,969 283 sq mi
(733 km2)
Mitchell County 205 Camilla1857Baker CountyGen. Henry Mitchell (1760–1839), a hero of the Revolutionary War45.20 23,144 512 sq mi
(1,326 km2)
Monroe County 207 Forsyth1821Creek Cession of 1821James Monroe (1758–1831), the fifth President of the United States and the creator of the Monroe Doctrine of 182367.27 26,637 396 sq mi
(1,026 km2)
Montgomery County 209 Mount Vernon1793Washington CountyGeneral Richard Montgomery (1738–75), hero of the Revolutionary War36.38 8,913 245 sq mi
(635 km2)
Morgan County 211 Madison1807Baldwin CountyGeneral Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), a hero of the Revolutionary War; U.S. Congressman51.09 17,881 350 sq mi
(906 km2)
Murray County 213 Chatsworth1832Cherokee CountyThomas W. Murray (1790–1832), famous state legislator114.51 39,392 344 sq mi
(891 km2)
Muscogee County 215 Columbus1826Creek Cession of 1826Muskogee ethnic group, to which the Creek and Seminole Nations belong918.58 198,413 216 sq mi
(559 km2)
Newton County 217 Covington1821Henry, Jasper, and Walton CountiesSergeant John Newton (1755–80), a hero of the Revolutionary War367.77 101,505 276 sq mi
(715 km2)
Oconee County 219 Watkinsville1875Clarke CountyOconee River, which forms its eastern boundary180.74 33,619 186 sq mi
(482 km2)
Oglethorpe County 221 Lexington1793Wilkes CountyGeneral James Edward Oglethorpe (1696–1785), the founder of the Colony of Georgia33.15 14,618 441 sq mi
(1,142 km2)
Paulding County 223 Dallas1832Cherokee CountyJohn Paulding (1759–1818), a hero of the Revolutionary War461.15 144,800 314 sq mi
(813 km2)
Peach County 225 Fort Valley1924Houston and Macon CountiesIts location in Central Georgia is one of the richest peach-producing regions in the country.182.93 27,622 151 sq mi
(391 km2)
Pickens County 227 Jasper1853Cherokee and Gilmer countiesGeneral Andrew Pickens (1739–1817), a hero of the Revolutionary War; U.S. Congressman126.16 29,268 232 sq mi
(601 km2)
Pierce County 229 Blackshear1857Appling and Ware CountiesFranklin Pierce (1804–1869), fourteenth President of the United States54.94 18,844 343 sq mi
(888 km2)
Pike County 231 Zebulon1822Monroe CountyGeneral Zebulon Pike (1779–1813), explorer and a hero of the War of 181281.70 17,810 218 sq mi
(565 km2)
Polk County 233 Cedartown1851Floyd and Paulding CountiesJames Knox Polk (1795–1849), eleventh President of the United States132.44 41,188 311 sq mi
(805 km2)
Pulaski County 235 Hawkinsville1808Laurens CountyCount Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland (1748–79), a hero of the Revolutionary War47.45 11,720 247 sq mi
(640 km2)
Putnam County 237 Eatonton1807Baldwin CountyGeneral Israel Putnam (1718–90), a hero of the Revolutionary War61.62 21,198 344 sq mi
(891 km2)
Quitman County 239 Georgetown1858Randolph and Stewart countiesGeneral John Anthony Quitman (1799–1858), a hero of the Mexican-American War15.82 2,404 152 sq mi
(394 km2)
Rabun County 241 Clayton1819Cherokee Cession of 1819William Rabun (1771–1819), Governor of Georgia (1817–19)43.93 16,297 371 sq mi
(961 km2)
Randolph County 243 Cuthbert1828Lee CountyJohn Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833), U.S. Congressman17.08 7,327 429 sq mi
(1,111 km2)
Richmond County 245 Augusta1777St Paul ParishCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (1735–1806), who was sympathetic to the cause of colonial independence625.27 202,587 324 sq mi
(839 km2)
Rockdale County 247 Conyers1870Henry and Newton countiesRockdale Church, which was so named for the subterranean bed of granite that underlies this region of the state655.11 85,820 131 sq mi
(339 km2)
Schley County 249 Ellaville1857Marion and Sumter countiesWilliam Schley (1786–1858), governor of Georgia (1835–37)29.70 4,990 168 sq mi
(435 km2)
Screven County 251 Sylvania1793Burke and Effingham CountiesGeneral James Screven (1744–1778), a hero of the Revolutionary War21.92 14,202 648 sq mi
(1,678 km2)
Seminole County 253 Donalsonville1920Decatur and Early CountiesSeminole Nation37.59 8,947 238 sq mi
(616 km2)
Spalding County 255 Griffin1851Fayette, Henry, and Pike CountyThomas Spalding (1774–1851), U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and agriculturalist322.55 63,865 198 sq mi
(513 km2)
Stephens County 257 Toccoa1905Franklin and Habersham CountiesAlexander Stephens (1812–83), U.S. Congressman; Governor of Georgia; first and only Vice President of the Confederate States of America144.64 25,891 179 sq mi
(464 km2)
Stewart County 259 Lumpkin1830Randolph CountyGeneral Daniel Stewart (1759–1829), a hero of the Revolutionary War and the War of 181213.16 6,042 459 sq mi
(1,189 km2)
Sumter County 261 Americus1831Lee CountyGeneral Thomas Sumter (1734–1832), the "Fighting Gamecock," a hero of the Revolutionary War65.06 31,554 485 sq mi
(1,256 km2)
Talbot County 263 Talbotton1827Muscogee CountyMatthew Talbot (1762–1827), served in the Georgia State Senate for 15 years, including two years as the President of the Senate, and Governor of Georgia for two weeks in 181916.58 6,517 393 sq mi
(1,018 km2)
Taliaferro County 265 Crawfordville1825Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren, and Wilkes CountiesColonel Benjamin Taliaferro (1750–1821), U.S. Congressman; a hero of the Revolutionary War8.62 1,680 195 sq mi
(505 km2)
Tattnall County 267 Reidsville1801Montgomery CountyJosiah Tattnall (1764–1803), U.S. Senator; Governor of Georgia52.45 25,384 484 sq mi
(1,254 km2)
Taylor County 269 Butler1852Macon, Marion and Talbot CountiesZachary Taylor (1784–1850), the twelfth President of the United States22.28 8,420 378 sq mi
(979 km2)
Telfair County 271 McRae1807Wilkinson CountyEdward Telfair (1735–1807), the second Governor of Georgia following the establishment of the United States37.07 16,349 441 sq mi
(1,142 km2)
Terrell County 273 Dawson1856Lee and Randolph CountiesDr. William Terrell (1778–1855), U.S. Congressman26.92 9,045 336 sq mi
(870 km2)
Thomas County 275 Thomasville1825Decatur and Irwin CountiesGeneral Jett Thomas (1776–1817), a hero of the War of 181281.61 44,724 548 sq mi
(1,419 km2)
Tift County 277 Tifton1905Berrien, Irwin and Worth CountiesColonel Nelson Tift (1810–91), a captain in the Confederate States Navy; U.S. Congressman154.96 41,064 265 sq mi
(686 km2)
Toombs County 279 Lyons1905Emanuel, Tattnall, and Montgomery CountiesGeneral Robert Toombs (1810–85), U.S. Senator; Confederate States Secretary of State74.43 27,315 367 sq mi
(951 km2)
Towns County 281 Hiawassee1856Rabun and Union CountiesGeorge Washington Towns (1801–54), governor of Georgia during the antebellum period63.22 10,495 166 sq mi
(430 km2)
Treutlen County 283 Soperton1918Emanuel and Montgomery CountiesJohn A. Treutlen (1726–82), the first elected Governor of Georgia (1777–78)33.68 6,769 201 sq mi
(521 km2)
Troup County 285 LaGrange1826Creek Cession of 1826George M. Troup (1780–1856), Governor of Georgia (1823–27); U.S. Senator165.38 68,468 414 sq mi
(1,072 km2)
Turner County 287 Ashburn1905Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox and Worth CountiesCaptain Henry Gray Turner (1839–1904), U.S. Congressman; a hero of the American Civil War29.41 8,410 286 sq mi
(741 km2)
Twiggs County 289 Jeffersonville1809Wilkinson CountyGeneral John Twiggs (1750–1816), a hero of the Revolutionary War; Governor of Georgia23.46 8,447 360 sq mi
(932 km2)
Union County 291 Blairsville1832Cherokee CountyFederal union of the states66.41 21,451 323 sq mi
(837 km2)
Upson County 293 Thomaston1824Crawford and Pike CountiesStephen Upson (1786–1824), state legislator81.69 26,630 326 sq mi
(844 km2)
Walker County 295 Lafayette1833Murray CountyMajor Freeman Walker (1780–1827), U.S. Senator (1819–1821)152.68 68,094 446 sq mi
(1,155 km2)
Walton County 297 Monroe1818Creek Cession of 1818George Walton (1749–1804), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence257.07 84,575 329 sq mi
(852 km2)
Ware County 299 Waycross1824Appling CountyNicholas Ware (1769–1824), U.S. Senator (1821–24)39.67 35,821 903 sq mi
(2,339 km2)
Warren County 301 Warrenton1793Columbia, Hancock, Richmond, and Wilkes CountiesGeneral Joseph Warren (1741–75), a hero of the Revolutionary War19.50 5,578 286 sq mi
(741 km2)
Washington County 303 Sandersville1784Creek Cession of 1783George Washington (1732–99), the first President of the United States, although named after him as a general30.70 20,879 680 sq mi
(1,761 km2)
Wayne County 305 Jesup1803Creek Cession of 1802General Anthony Wayne (1745–96), known as "Mad Anthony Wayne"; U.S. Congressman; a hero of the Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War46.98 30,305 645 sq mi
(1,671 km2)
Webster County 307 Preston1853Stewart County (Formally Kinchafoonee)Daniel Webster (1782–1852), U.S. Secretary of State; supported Henry Clay's Compromise of 185013.30 2,793 210 sq mi
(544 km2)
Wheeler County 309 Alamo1912Montgomery CountyGeneral Joseph Wheeler (1836–1906), U.S. Congressman; a hero of the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War26.47 7,888 298 sq mi
(772 km2)
White County 311 Cleveland1857Habersham CountyColonel John White, a hero of the Revolutionary War113.87 27,556 242 sq mi
(627 km2)
Whitfield County 313 Dalton1851Murray CountyGeorge Whitefield (1714–70), pastor; established the Bethesda Orphanage near Savannah356.41 103,359 290 sq mi
(751 km2)
Wilcox County 315 Abbeville1857Dooly, Irwin, and Pulaski countiesGeneral Mark Wilcox (1800–50), a noted soldier and state legislator23.86 9,068 380 sq mi
(984 km2)
Wilkes County 317 Washington1777Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1773John Wilkes (1727–97), a British Member of Parliament who sympathized with the cause of American independence21.39 10,076 471 sq mi
(1,220 km2)
Wilkinson County 319 Irwinton1803Creek Cessions of 1802 and 1805General James Wilkinson (1757–1825), veteran of the Revolutionary War and of the War of 1812; Senior Officer of the U.S. Army; turned out to be an agent of the Spanish government21.43 9,577 447 sq mi
(1,158 km2)
Worth County 321 Sylvester1853Dooly and Irwin CountiesGeneral William J. Worth (1794–1849), a hero of the Mexican–American War38.14 21,741 570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)

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