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

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Georgia (U.S. state) counties

The U.S. State of Georgia is divided into 159 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, seven consolidated city-counties have been established in Georgia: Athens -- Clarke County, Augusta -- Richmond County, Columbus -- Muscogee County, Georgetown -- Quitman County, Statenville -- Echols County, Macon—Bibb County, and Cusseta -- Chattahoochee County.


Georgia has the second largest number of counties of any state in the United States, following Texas, which has 254 counties (see List of counties in Texas).[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. These 25 or so counties are generally thought of as having been created because of political reasons.[citation needed] 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.

Changed names of counties in Georgia[edit]

A few counties in Georgia have had their names changed in the history of the state. Jasper County was originally named "Randolph County". Later on, the present-day Randolph County was founded. Webster County was once named "Kinchafoonee County", and the former Cass County was renamed Bartow County.

Defunct counties in Georgia[edit]

In addition, there was a previous Walton county in Georgia, which was actually located in what is now western North Carolina. A brief skirmish, the so-called Walton War, was fought between North Carolina and Georgia in 1810, before Georgia relinquished its claim on that area after the 1811 survey of Ellicott Rock.

Fictional counties[edit]

The TV series The Walking Dead names three fictional counties in Georgia: King County, Linden County, and Mert County.

The 1992 boxing movie "Diggstown" ( with James Woods and Louis Gossett Jr.) takes place in the fictional Olivera County, Georgia.

"Squidbillies", an animated series found on the Adult Swim cable network, features a family of developmentally challenged cephalopods living in Dougal County (a possible reference to Douglas County) in the hills of North Georgia.

The TV series and movie The Dukes of Hazzard take place in the fictional Hazzard County, Georgia.

In the TV series "The Following", the episode "Let Me Go" mentions moving Joe Carroll to the Jesup County Federal Correctional Facility. Although there is a town of Jesup, Georgia, there is no county by that name.

The TV series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo takes place in the fictional Orly County, Georgia. In the 1972 movie "Deliverance", set in North Georgia, the county name marked on the sheriff's car is Aintree, also fictional.

Counties listing[edit]

FIPS code
County seat
Appling County001Baxley1818Land ceded by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814 and the Treaty of the Creek Agency in 1818.Colonel Daniel Appling (1787 – 1818), a hero of the War of 1812.36.0918,368509 sq mi
(1,318 km2)
State map highlighting Appling County
Atkinson County003Pearson1917Clinch and Coffee CountiesWilliam Yates Atkinson (1854 – 99), governor of Georgia (1894 – 98) and speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.24.518,284338 sq mi
(875 km2)
State map highlighting Atkinson County
Bacon County005Alma1914Appling, Pierce and Ware CountiesAugustus Octavius Bacon (1839 – 1914), a U.S. Senator (1895 – 1914) and President pro tempore of the United States Senate.39.2911,198285 sq mi
(738 km2)
State map highlighting Bacon County
Baker County007Newton1825Early CountyColonel John Baker (died 1792), a hero of the American Revolutionary War.9.813,366343 sq mi
(888 km2)
State map highlighting Baker County
Baldwin County009Milledgeville1803Creek cessions of 1802 and 1805.Abraham Baldwin (1754 – 1807), a Founding Father, a U.S. Senator (1799 – 1807), one of the Georgia delegates who signed the U.S. Constitution.179.7246,367258 sq mi
(668 km2)
State map highlighting Baldwin County
Banks County011Homer1858Franklin and Habersham CountiesDr. Richard Banks (1784 – 1850), a local physician noted for treating natives with smallpox.78.2718,316234 sq mi
(606 km2)
State map highlighting Banks County
Barrow County013Winder1914Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton counties."Uncle Dave" David Crenshaw Barrow Jr. (1852 – 1929), the chancellor of the University of Georgia (1906 – 29).433.1470,169162 sq mi
(420 km2)
State map highlighting Barrow County
Bartow County015Cartersville1832Created from a portion of Cherokee County in 1832 and originally called Cass County after General Lewis Cass.General Francis S. Bartow (1816 – 61), Confederate political leader, and the first Confederate general killed in the American Civil War.218.83100,661460 sq mi
(1,191 km2)
State map highlighting Bartow County
Ben Hill County017Fitzgerald1906Irwin and Wilcox counties.Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823 – 82), a U.S. Senator (1877 – 82).69.6017,538252 sq mi
(653 km2)
State map highlighting Ben Hill County
Berrien County019Nashville1856Coffee, Irwin, and Lowndes counties.John MacPherson Berrien (1781 – 1856), a U.S. Senator and the U.S. Attorney General.42.1319,041452 sq mi
(1,171 km2)
State map highlighting Berrien County
Bibb County021Macon1822portions of Houston, Jones, Monroe, and Twiggs counties.Dr. William Wyatt Bibb (1780 – 1820), the first Governor of Alabama and a U.S. Senator.625.85156,462250 sq mi
(647 km2)
State map highlighting Bibb County
Bleckley County023Cochran1912Pulaski County.Logan Edwin Bleckley (1827 – 1907), Georgia State Supreme Court Chief Justice.59.5112,913217 sq mi
(562 km2)
State map highlighting Bleckley County
Brantley County025Nahunta1920Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne counties.William Gordon Brantley (1860 – 1934), U.S. Congressman.41.8618,587444 sq mi
(1,150 km2)
State map highlighting Brantley County
Brooks County027Quitman1858Lowndes and Thomas countiesCaptain Preston S. Brooks (1819 – 57), a hero of the Mexican–American War and Congressman from South Carolina.31.1815,403494 sq mi
(1,279 km2)
State map highlighting Brooks County
Bryan County029Pembroke1793Chatham CountyJonathan Bryan (1708 – 88), a colonial settler and famous state representative.72.8832,214442 sq mi
(1,145 km2)
State map highlighting Bryan County
Bulloch County031Statesboro1796Bryan and Screven CountiesArchibald Bulloch (1729 – 77), Revolutionary War soldier, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, and acting governor of Georgia (1775 – 77).106.4372,694683 sq mi
(1,769 km2)
State map highlighting Bulloch County
Burke County033Waynesboro1777Originally organized as St George Parish.Edmund Burke (1729 – 97), British political philosopher and Member of Parliament who was sympathetic to the cause of US independence.27.8323,125831 sq mi
(2,152 km2)
State map highlighting Burke County
Butts County035Jackson1825Henry and Monroe counties.Captain Samuel Butts (1777 – 1814), a hero of the Creek War.125.8023,524187 sq mi
(484 km2)
State map highlighting Butts County
Calhoun County037Morgan1854Early and Baker counties.John C. Calhoun (1782 – 1850), a U.S. Congressman, a U.S. Senator, and Vice President of the United States from South Carolina.23.236,504280 sq mi
(725 km2)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Camden County039Woodbine1777St Mary and St Thomas Parishes.Sir Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714 – 94), Lord Chancellor of Great Britain who was sympathetic to the cause of the Revolution.81.5951,402630 sq mi
(1,632 km2)
State map highlighting Camden County
Candler County043Metter1914Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall counties.Allen Daniel Candler (1834 – 1910), state legislator, U.S. Congressman and the Governor of Georgia (1898 – 1902).45.0111,117247 sq mi
(640 km2)
State map highlighting Candler County
Carroll County045Carrollton1826Created by the state legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indians in 1825 in the Treaty of Indian Springs.Charles Carroll (1737 – 1832), the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.223.61111,580499 sq mi
(1,292 km2)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Catoosa County047Ringgold1853Walker and Whitfield counties.Chief Catoosa, a Cherokee chief.401.5265,046162 sq mi
(420 km2)
State map highlighting Catoosa County
Charlton County049Folkston1854Camden County.Robert Milledge Charlton (1807 – 54), a jurist, a U.S. Senator (1852 – 54), and the mayor of Savannah.17.0213,295781 sq mi
(2,023 km2)
State map highlighting Charlton County
Chatham County051Savannah1777Christ Church and St Philip Parishes.William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708 – 78), British Prime Minister sympathetic to the Revolutionary cause.628.26276,434440 sq mi
(1,140 km2)
State map highlighting Chatham County
Chattahoochee County053Cusseta1854Muscogee and Marion counties.Chattahoochee River, which forms the county's (and the state's) western border.52.3613,037249 sq mi
(645 km2)
State map highlighting Chattahoochee County
Chattooga County055Summerville1838Walker and Floyd counties.Chattooga River.81.9325,725314 sq mi
(813 km2)
State map highlighting Chattooga County
Cherokee County057Canton1831Cherokee Cession of 1831.Cherokee Nation, which controlled this part of the state autonomously until 1831.521.97221,315424 sq mi
(1,098 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Clarke County059Athens1801Jackson County.Elijah Clarke (1733 – 99), a Revolutionary War hero.993.93120,266121 sq mi
(313 km2)
State map highlighting Clarke County
Clay County061Fort Gaines1854Randolph and Early counties.Henry Clay (1777 – 1852), the Secretary of State, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a U.S. Senator from Kentucky.15.983,116195 sq mi
(505 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Clayton County063Jonesboro1858Fayette and Henry counties.Augustin Smith Clayton (1783 – 1839), a local jurist and U.S. Congressman.1,859.36265,888143 sq mi
(370 km2)
State map highlighting Clayton County
Clinch County065Homerville1850Lowndes and Ware counties.General Duncan Lamont Clinch (1784 – 1849), a hero of the War of 1812 and the Seminole War, and a U.S. Congressman.8.306,718809 sq mi
(2,095 km2)
State map highlighting Clinch County
Cobb County067Marietta1832Cherokee CountyColonel Thomas Willis Cobb (1784 – 1835), a hero of the War of 1812 and a U.S. Congressman.2,080.71707,442340 sq mi
(881 km2)
State map highlighting Cobb County
Coffee County069Douglas1854Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware counties.General John E. Coffee (1782 – 1836), a hero of the War of 1812.72.0743,170599 sq mi
(1,551 km2)
State map highlighting Coffee County
Colquitt County071Moultrie1856Thomas and Lowndes counties.Walter Terry Colquitt (1799 – 1855), a Methodist pastor and a U.S. Senator.83.5846,137552 sq mi
(1,430 km2)
State map highlighting Colquitt County
Columbia County073Appling1790Richmond CountyChristopher Columbus (1446 – 1506), explorer.453.89131,627290 sq mi
(751 km2)
State map highlighting Columbia County
Cook County075Adel1918Berrien County.General Philip Cook (1817 – 94), Confederate general and secretary of state.73.9016,923229 sq mi
(593 km2)
State map highlighting Cook County
Coweta County077Newnan1826Created on Creek lands ceded in 1825 in the treaty of Indian Springs and Creek Cessions of 1826.Coweta tribe of the Creek Nation and their village near Columbus.295.55130,929443 sq mi
(1,147 km2)
State map highlighting Coweta County
Crawford County079Knoxville1822Houston County.William Harris Crawford (1772 – 1834), a U.S. Senator, an ambassador to France, and the Secretary of the Treasury.38.7712,600325 sq mi
(842 km2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Crisp County081Cordele1905Dooly County.Charles Frederick Crisp (1845 – 96), Speaker of the House of Representatives.86.1523,606274 sq mi
(710 km2)
State map highlighting Crisp County
Dade County083Trenton1837Walker County.Major Francis L. Dade (1793 – 1835), a hero of the Seminole War.94.7716,490174 sq mi
(451 km2)
State map highlighting Dade County
Dawson County085Dawsonville1857Gilmer and Lumpkin counties.William Crosby Dawson (1798 – 1857), a U.S. Senator (1849 – 55), and a state legislator.206.2722,422211 sq mi
(546 km2)
State map highlighting Dawson County
Decatur County087Bainbridge1823Early County.Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779 – 1820), a naval hero of the actions against the Barbary Pirates in the early 19th century.46.0827,509597 sq mi
(1,546 km2)
State map highlighting Decatur County
DeKalb County089Decatur1822Henry, Gwinnett, and Fayette counties."Baron" Johann DeKalb (1721 – 80) a German who accompanied the Marquis de Lafayette and was inspector general of the Colonial Army.2,638.39707,089268 sq mi
(694 km2)
State map highlighting DeKalb County
Dodge County091Eastman1870Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair counties.William Earle Dodge (1805 – 1883), a temperance leader and businessman from [New York, and a cofounder of Phelps, Dodge, and Company, a mining and metals company.42.5721,329501 sq mi
(1,298 km2)
State map highlighting Dodge County
Dooly County093Vienna1821Creek Cession of 1821.Colonel John Dooly (1740 – 80), a hero of the American Revolution.36.4314,318393 sq mi
(1,018 km2)
State map highlighting Dooly County
Dougherty County095Albany1853Baker County.Charles Dougherty (1801 – 53), a noted judge from Athens, Georgia.286.3794,501330 sq mi
(855 km2)
State map highlighting Dougherty County
Douglas County097Douglasville1870Campbell and Carroll counties.Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813 – 61), an Illinois Democratic Congressman who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the United States presidential election, 1860 and lost.673.22133,971199 sq mi
(515 km2)
State map highlighting Douglas County
Early County099Blakely1818Creek Cession of 1814.Peter Early (1773 – 1817), the tenth governor of Georgia.20.7310,594511 sq mi
(1,323 km2)
State map highlighting Early County
Echols County101Statenville1858Clinch and Lowndes CountiesGeneral Robert M. Echols (1798 – 1847), a state legislator and a hero of the Mexican-American War.9.873,988404 sq mi
(1,046 km2)
State map highlighting Echols County
Effingham County103Springfield1777St Mathew and St Philip Parishes.Thomas Howard, the Third Earl of Effingham (1746–1791), who was sympathetic with the independence movement.111.0353,293480 sq mi
(1,243 km2)
State map highlighting Effingham County
Elbert County105Elberton1790Wilkes CountySamuel Elbert (1740 – 88) a general in the Revolutionary War, who became the governor of Georgia in 178553.3419,684369 sq mi
(956 km2)
State map highlighting Elbert County
Emanuel County107Swainsboro1812Bulloch and Montgomery CountiesColonel David Emanuel (1744 – 1808), who became the governor of Georgia in 1801.33.3822,898686 sq mi
(1,777 km2)
State map highlighting Emanuel County
Evans County109Claxton1914Bulloch and Tattnall CountyGeneral Clement Anselm Evans (1832 – 1911), a hero of the War between the States and the commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans.57.7810,689185 sq mi
(479 km2)
State map highlighting Evans County
Fannin County111Blue Ridge1854Gilmer and Union CountiesColonel James Walker Fannin Jr. (1809 – 36), a hero of the Texas Revolution.60.8623,492386 sq mi
(1,000 km2)
State map highlighting Fannin County
Fayette County113Fayetteville1821Creek Cession of 1821.Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1757 – 1834), a French hero of the Revolutionary War.545.81107,524197 sq mi
(510 km2)
State map highlighting Fayette County
Floyd County115Rome1832Cherokee CountyGeneral John Floyd (1769 – 1839), soldier and a U.S. Congressman.187.4896,177513 sq mi
(1,329 km2)
State map highlighting Floyd County
Forsyth County117Cumming1832Cherokee CountyJohn Forsyth (1780 – 1841), Secretary of State under President Martin Van Buren.831.54187,928226 sq mi
(585 km2)
State map highlighting Forsyth County
Franklin County119Carnesville1784Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1783Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), writer, inventor, publisher, and a Founding Father of the United States.83.2521,894263 sq mi
(681 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County121Atlanta1853DeKalb County + the former Campbell and Milton Counties and a portion of Cobb CountyRobert Fulton, an engineer and the inventor of the steamboat.1,848.34977,773529 sq mi
(1,370 km2)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Gilmer County123Ellijay1832Cherokee CountyGeorge Rockingham Gilmer (1780 – 1859), 16th governor of Georgia.66.0228,190427 sq mi
(1,106 km2)
State map highlighting Gilmer County
Glascock County125Gibson1857Warren CountyGeneral Thomas Glascock (1780 – 1841), a hero of the War of 1812 and the Seminole War of 1817, and a U.S. Congressman.21.823,142144 sq mi
(373 km2)
State map highlighting Glascock County
Glynn County127Brunswick1777St David and St Patrick ParishesJohn Glynn (1722 – 79), British Member of Parliament and Serjeant-at-law, who was sympathetic with the cause of American independence.192.0081,022422 sq mi
(1,093 km2)
State map highlighting Glynn County
Gordon County129Calhoun1850Cass (now Bartow) and Floyd CountiesWilliam Washington Gordon (1796–1842), first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad.157.0955,766355 sq mi
(919 km2)
State map highlighting Gordon County
Grady County131Cairo1905Decatur and Thomas CountiesHenry Woodfin Grady (1850 – 89), famous orator and managing editor of the Atlanta Constitution.55.5525,440458 sq mi
(1,186 km2)
State map highlighting Grady County
Greene County133Greensboro1786Washington CountyGeneral Nathanael Greene (1742 – 86), a hero of the Revolutionary War.41.4716,092388 sq mi
(1,005 km2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Gwinnett County135Lawrenceville1818Cherokee Cession of 1817 and Creek Cession of 1818.Button Gwinnett (1735–1777), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence.1,944.68842,046433 sq mi
(1,121 km2)
State map highlighting Gwinnett County
Habersham County137Clarkesville1818Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819Colonel Joseph Habersham (1751 – 1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War and U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of George Washington.156.5543,520278 sq mi
(720 km2)
State map highlighting Habersham County
Hall County139Gainesville1818Cherokee Cessions of 1817 and 1819Dr. Lyman Hall (1724 – 90), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence. He became the governor of Georgia in 1783.470.60185,416394 sq mi
(1,020 km2)
State map highlighting Hall County
Hancock County141Sparta1793Greene and Washington countiesJohn Hancock (1737 – 93), President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.19.028,996473 sq mi
(1,225 km2)
State map highlighting Hancock County
Haralson County143Buchanan1856Carroll and Polk CountiesGeneral Hugh Anderson Haralson (1805 – 54), U.S. Congressman.100.7128,400282 sq mi
(730 km2)
State map highlighting Haralson County
Harris County145Hamilton1827Muscogee and Troup countiesCharles Harris (1772 – 1827), a prominent attorney from Savannah.70.1532,550464 sq mi
(1,202 km2)
State map highlighting Harris County
Hart County147Hartwell1853Elbert and Franklin countiesNancy Morgan Hart (1735 – 1830), a heroine of the Revolutionary War.110.0025,518232 sq mi
(601 km2)
State map highlighting Hart County
Heard County149Franklin1830Carroll, Coweta and Troup CountiesStephen Heard (1740 – 1815), a hero of the Revolutionary War.39.3011,633296 sq mi
(767 km2)
State map highlighting Heard County
Henry County151McDonough1821Creek Cession of 1821Patrick Henry (1736 – 99), prominent lawyer, orator, and a Founding Father of the United States.647.22209,053323 sq mi
(837 km2)
State map highlighting Henry County
Houston County153Perry1821Creek Cession of 1821John Houstoun (1744–1796), member of the Continental Congress who became governor of Georgia in 1778.387.63146,136377 sq mi
(976 km2)
State map highlighting Houston County
Irwin County155Ocilla1818Creek Cessions of 1814 and 1818Jared Irwin (1751 – 1818), the governor who rescinded the Yazoo Act in 1796.26.899,600357 sq mi
(925 km2)
State map highlighting Irwin County
Jackson County157Jefferson1796Franklin CountyGeneral James Jackson (1757 – 1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War.177.1160,571342 sq mi
(886 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jasper County159Monticello1807Baldwin (FKA Randolph County 1807 – 12)Sergeant William Jasper (1750–1779), a hero of the Revolutionary War.36.8413,630370 sq mi
(958 km2)
State map highlighting Jasper County
Jeff Davis County161Hazlehurst1905Appling and Coffee countiesJefferson Davis (1808 – 89), the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.45.5115,156333 sq mi
(862 km2)
State map highlighting Jeff Davis County
Jefferson County163Louisville1796Burke and Warren CountiesThomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), third President of the United States.31.1216,432528 sq mi
(1,368 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jenkins County165Millen1905Bulloch, Burke, Emanuel, and Screven CountiesCharles Jones Jenkins (1805 – 83), governor of Georgia, who was the author of the famous Georgia Platform of 1850.26.329,213350 sq mi
(906 km2)
State map highlighting Jenkins County
Johnson County167Wrightsville1858Emanuel, Laurens and Washington countiesHerschel Vespasian Johnson (1812 – 80), a U.S. Senator and the Governor of Georgia.32.569,897304 sq mi
(787 km2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Jones County169Gray1807Baldwin CountyJames Jones (1769 – 1801), a U.S. Congressman.72.5328,577394 sq mi
(1,020 km2)
State map highlighting Jones County
Lamar County171Barnesville1920Monroe and Pike CountiesLucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825 – 93), a U.S. Senator and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.97.6118,057185 sq mi
(479 km2)
State map highlighting Lamar County
Lanier County173Lakeland1920Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes CountriesSidney Lanier (1842–1881), famous attorney, linguist, mathematician,[citation needed] and musician.55.6110,400187 sq mi
(484 km2)
State map highlighting Lanier County
Laurens County175Dublin1807Wilkinson CountyColonel John Laurens (1754 – 82), an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War.59.0948,041813 sq mi
(2,106 km2)
State map highlighting Laurens County
Lee County177Leesburg1826Creek Cessions of 1826General Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794), a hero of the Revolutionary War.80.7528,746356 sq mi
(922 km2)
State map highlighting Lee County
Liberty County179Hinesville1777St 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 independence.126.1565,471519 sq mi
(1,344 km2)
State map highlighting Liberty County
Lincoln County181Lincolnton1796Wilkes CountyGeneral Benjamin Lincoln (1733 – 1810), a hero of the Revolutionary War who was later assigned to the suppression of Shays' Rebellion.36.677,737211 sq mi
(546 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Long County183Ludowici1920Liberty CountyDr. Crawford Williamson Long (1815 – 78), in 1842 the first man to use diethyl ether as an anesthetic for dental surgery.40.0216,048401 sq mi
(1,039 km2)
State map highlighting Long County
Lowndes County185Valdosta1825Irwin CountyWilliam Jones Lowndes (1782 – 1822), a prominent figure in the affairs of South Carolina throughout the formative years of the United States.227.29114,552504 sq mi
(1,305 km2)
State map highlighting Lowndes County
Lumpkin County187Dahlonega1832Cherokee, Habersham, and Hall CountiesWilson Lumpkin (1783 – 1870), the Governor of Georgia and a U.S. Senator.107.7930,611284 sq mi
(736 km2)
State map highlighting Lumpkin County
Macon County193Oglethorpe1837Houston and Marion CountiesGeneral Nathaniel Macon (1758 – 1837), Speaker of the House of Representatives and a U.S. Senator.35.3914,263403 sq mi
(1,044 km2)
State map highlighting Macon County
Madison County195Danielsville1811Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson and Oglethorpe CountiesJames Madison (1751 – 1836), the fourth President of the United States and the chief writer of the U.S. Constitution.98.3227,922284 sq mi
(736 km2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County197Buena Vista1827Lee and Muscogee CountiesGeneral Francis Marion (1732 – 95), the "Swamp Fox," a hero of the Revolutionary War.23.748,711367 sq mi
(951 km2)
State map highlighting Marion County
McDuffie County189Thomson1870Columbia and WarrenGeorge McDuffie (1790 – 1851), famous orator and governor of South Carolina.83.3221,663260 sq mi
(673 km2)
State map highlighting McDuffie County
McIntosh County191Darien1793Liberty CountyGeneral Lachlan McIntosh (1727 – 1806), a hero of the Revolutionary War.31.8913,839434 sq mi
(1,124 km2)
State map highlighting McIntosh County
Meriwether County199Greenville1827Formed from Troup CountyGeneral David Meriwether (1755 – 1822), a hero of the Revolutionary War and a U.S. Congressman.42.2921,273503 sq mi
(1,303 km2)
State map highlighting Meriwether County
Miller County201Colquitt1856Baker and Early CountiesAndrew Jackson Miller (1806 – 56), president of the Medical College of Georgia.21.095,969283 sq mi
(733 km2)
State map highlighting Miller County
Mitchell County205Camilla1857Baker CountyGen. Henry Mitchell (1760 – 1839), a hero of the Revolutionary War.45.2023,144512 sq mi
(1,326 km2)
State map highlighting Mitchell County
Monroe County207Forsyth1821Creek Cession of 1821James Monroe (1758 – 1831), the fifth President of the United States and the creator of the Monroe Doctrine of 1823.67.2726,637396 sq mi
(1,026 km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County209Mount Vernon1793Washington CountyGeneral Richard Montgomery (1738 – 75), hero of the Revolutionary War.36.388,913245 sq mi
(635 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morgan County211Madison1807Baldwin CountyGeneral Daniel Morgan (1736 – 1802), a hero of the Revolutionary War and U.S. Congressman.51.0917,881350 sq mi
(906 km2)
State map highlighting Morgan County
Murray County213Chatsworth1832Cherokee CountyThomas W. Murray (1790 – 1832), famous state legislator.114.5139,392344 sq mi
(891 km2)
State map highlighting Murray County
Muscogee County215Columbus1826Creek Cession of 1826Muskogee ethnic group, to which the Creek and Seminole Nations belong.918.58198,413216 sq mi
(559 km2)
State map highlighting Muscogee County
Newton County217Covington1821Henry, Jasper, and Walton CountiesSergeant John Newton (1755 – 80), a hero of the Revolutionary War.367.77101,505276 sq mi
(715 km2)
State map highlighting Newton County
Oconee County219Watkinsville1875Clarke CountyOconee River, which forms its eastern boundary.180.7433,619186 sq mi
(482 km2)
State map highlighting Oconee County
Oglethorpe County221Lexington1793Wilkes CountyGeneral James Edward Oglethorpe (1696 – 1785), the founder of the Colony of Georgia.33.1514,618441 sq mi
(1,142 km2)
State map highlighting Oglethorpe County
Paulding County223Dallas1832Cherokee CountyJohn Paulding (1759 – 1818), a hero of the Revolutionary War.461.15144,800314 sq mi
(813 km2)
State map highlighting Paulding County
Peach County225Fort Valley1924Houston and Macon CountiesIts location in Central Georgia is one of the richest peach-producing regions in the country.182.9327,622151 sq mi
(391 km2)
State map highlighting Peach County
Pickens County227Jasper1853Cherokee and Gilmer countiesGeneral Andrew Pickens (1739 – 1817), a hero of the Revolutionary War and U.S. Congressman.126.1629,268232 sq mi
(601 km2)
State map highlighting Pickens County
Pierce County229Blackshear1857Appling and Ware CountiesFranklin Pierce (1804–1869), fourteenth President of the United States.54.9418,844343 sq mi
(888 km2)
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Pike County231Zebulon1822Monroe CountyGeneral Zebulon Pike (1779 – 1813), explorer and a hero of the War of 1812.81.7017,810218 sq mi
(565 km2)
State map highlighting Pike County
Polk County233Cedartown1851Floyd and Paulding CountiesJames Knox Polk (1795 – 1849), eleventh President of the United States.132.4441,188311 sq mi
(805 km2)
State map highlighting Polk County
Pulaski County235Hawkinsville1808Laurens CountyCount Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland (1748 – 79), a hero of the Revolutionary War.47.4511,720247 sq mi
(640 km2)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
Putnam County237Eatonton1807Baldwin CountyGeneral Israel Putnam (1718 – 90), a hero of the Revolutionary War.61.6221,198344 sq mi
(891 km2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Quitman County239Georgetown1858Randolph and Stewart countiesGeneral John Anthony Quitman (1799 – 1858), a hero of the Mexican-American War.15.822,404152 sq mi
(394 km2)
State map highlighting Quitman County
Rabun County241Clayton1819Cherokee Cession of 1819William Rabun (1771 – 1819), Governor of Georgia (1817 – 19).43.9316,297371 sq mi
(961 km2)
State map highlighting Rabun County
Randolph County243Cuthbert1828Lee CountyJohn Randolph of Roanoke (1773 – 1833), a U.S. Congressman.17.087,327429 sq mi
(1,111 km2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
Richmond County245Augusta1777St Paul ParishCharles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (1735 – 1806), who was sympathetic to the cause of colonial independence.625.27202,587324 sq mi
(839 km2)
State map highlighting Richmond County
Rockdale County247Conyers1870Henry and Newton countiesRockdale Church, which was so named for the subterranean bed of granite that underlies this region of the state.655.1185,820131 sq mi
(339 km2)
State map highlighting Rockdale County
Schley County249Ellaville1857Marion and Sumter countiesWilliam Schley (1786 – 1858), governor of Georgia (1835 – 37).29.704,990168 sq mi
(435 km2)
State map highlighting Schley County
Screven County251Sylvania1793Burke and Effingham CountiesGeneral James Screven (1744–1778), a hero of the Revolutionary War.21.9214,202648 sq mi
(1,678 km2)
State map highlighting Screven County
Seminole County253Donalsonville1920Decatur and Early CountiesSeminole Nation37.598,947238 sq mi
(616 km2)
State map highlighting Seminole County
Spalding County255Griffin1851Fayette, Henry, and Pike CountyThomas Spalding (1774 – 1851), U.S. Congressman, state legislator, and agriculturalist322.5563,865198 sq mi
(513 km2)
State map highlighting Spalding County
Stephens County257Toccoa1905Franklin and Habersham CountiesAlexander Stephens (1812 – 83), a U.S. Congressman, the Governor of Georgia, and the first and only Vice President of the Confederate States of America.144.6425,891179 sq mi
(464 km2)
State map highlighting Stephens County
Stewart County259Lumpkin1830Randolph CountyGeneral Daniel Stewart (1759 – 1829), a hero of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.13.166,042459 sq mi
(1,189 km2)
State map highlighting Stewart County
Sumter County261Americus1831Lee CountyGeneral Thomas Sumter (1734 – 1832), the "Fighting Gamecock," a hero of the Revolutionary War.65.0631,554485 sq mi
(1,256 km2)
State map highlighting Sumter County
Talbot County263Talbotton1827Muscogee CountyMatthew Talbot (1762 – 1827), served in the Georgia State Senate for 15 years, including two years as the President of the Senate, and the Governor of Georgia for two weeks in 1819.16.586,517393 sq mi
(1,018 km2)
State map highlighting Talbot County
Taliaferro County265Crawfordville1825Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren, and Wilkes CountiesColonel Benjamin Taliaferro (1750 – 1821), a U.S. Congressman and a hero of the Revolutionary War.8.621,680195 sq mi
(505 km2)
State map highlighting Taliaferro County
Tattnall County267Reidsville1801Montgomery CountyJosiah Tattnall (1764 – 1803), a U.S. Senator and the Governor of Georgia.52.4525,384484 sq mi
(1,254 km2)
State map highlighting Tattnall County
Taylor County269Butler1852Macon, Marion and Talbot CountiesZachary Taylor (1784 – 1850), the twelfth President of the United States.22.288,420378 sq mi
(979 km2)
State map highlighting Taylor County
Telfair County271McRae1807Wilkinson CountyEdward Telfair (1735 – 1807), the second Governor of Georgia following the establishment of the United States.37.0716,349441 sq mi
(1,142 km2)
State map highlighting Telfair County
Terrell County273Dawson1856Lee and Randolph CountiesDr. William Terrell (1778 – 1855), U.S. Congressman.26.929,045336 sq mi
(870 km2)
State map highlighting Terrell County
Thomas County275Thomasville1825Decatur and Irwin CountiesGeneral Jett Thomas (1776 – 1817), a hero of the War of 1812.81.6144,724548 sq mi
(1,419 km2)
State map highlighting Thomas County
Tift County277Tifton1905Berrien, Irwin and Worth CountiesColonel Nelson Tift (1810 – 91), a captain in the Confederate States Navy and U.S. Congressman.154.9641,064265 sq mi
(686 km2)
State map highlighting Tift County
Toombs County279Lyons1905Emanuel, Tattnall, and Montgomery CountiesGeneral Robert Toombs (1810 – 85), a U.S. Senator and the Confederate States Secretary of State.74.4327,315367 sq mi
(951 km2)
State map highlighting Toombs County
Towns County281Hiawassee1856Rabun and Union CountiesGeorge Washington Towns (1801 – 54), governor of Georgia during the antebellum period.63.2210,495166 sq mi
(430 km2)
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Treutlen County283Soperton1917Emanuel and Montgomery CountiesJohn A. Treutlen (1726 – 82), the first elected Governor of Georgia (1777 – 78).33.686,769201 sq mi
(521 km2)
State map highlighting Treutlen County
Troup County285Lagrange1826Creek Cession of 1826George M. Troup (1780 – 1856), the Governor of Georgia (1823 – 27) and a U.S. Senator.165.3868,468414 sq mi
(1,072 km2)
State map highlighting Troup County
Turner County287Ashburn1905Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox and Worth CountiesCaptain Henry Gray Turner (1839 – 1904), a U.S. Congressman and a hero of the War between the States.29.418,410286 sq mi
(741 km2)
State map highlighting Turner County
Twiggs County289Jeffersonville1809Wilkinson CountyGeneral John Twiggs (1750 – 1816), a hero of the Revolutionary War and the Governor of Georgia.23.468,447360 sq mi
(932 km2)
State map highlighting Twiggs County
Union County291Blairsville1832Cherokee CountyFederal union of the states.66.4121,451323 sq mi
(837 km2)
State map highlighting Union County
Upson County293Thomaston1824Crawford and Pike CountiesStephen Upson (1786 – 1824), a noted state legislator.81.6926,630326 sq mi
(844 km2)
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Walker County295Lafayette1833Murray CountyMajor Freeman Walker (1780 – 1827), a U.S. Senator (1819 – 1821).152.6868,094446 sq mi
(1,155 km2)
State map highlighting Walker County
Walton County297Monroe1818Creek Cession of 1818George Walton (1749 – 1804), one of Georgia's delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence.257.0784,575329 sq mi
(852 km2)
State map highlighting Walton County
Ware County299Waycross1824Appling CountyNicholas Ware (1769 – 1824), a U.S. Senator (1821 – 24).39.6735,821903 sq mi
(2,339 km2)
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Warren County301Warrenton1793Columbia, Hancock, Richmond, and Wilkes CountiesGeneral Joseph Warren (1741 – 75), a hero of the Revolutionary War.19.505,578286 sq mi
(741 km2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County303Sandersville1784Creek Cession of 1783George Washington (1732 – 99), the first President of the United States, although named after him as a general.30.7020,879680 sq mi
(1,761 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County305Jesup1803Creek Cession of 1802General Anthony Wayne (1745 – 96) -- known as "Mad Anthony Wayne". A U.S. Congressman and a hero of the Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War.46.9830,305645 sq mi
(1,671 km2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Webster County307Preston1853Stewart County (Formally Kinchafoonee)Daniel Webster (1782 – 1852), U.S. Secretary of State, supported Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850.13.302,793210 sq mi
(544 km2)
State map highlighting Webster County
Wheeler County309Alamo1912Montgomery CountyGeneral Joseph Wheeler (1836 – 1906), a U.S. Congressman and a hero of the War Between the States and the Spanish–American War.26.477,888298 sq mi
(772 km2)
State map highlighting Wheeler County
White County311Cleveland1857Habersham CountyColonel John White, a hero of the Revolutionary War.113.8727,556242 sq mi
(627 km2)
State map highlighting White County
Whitfield County313Dalton1851Murray CountyGeorge Whitefield (1714 – 70), a noted pastor who established the Bethesda Orphanage near Savannah.356.41103,359290 sq mi
(751 km2)
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Wilcox County315Abbeville1857Dooly, Irwin, and Pulaski countiesGeneral Mark Wilcox (1800 – 50), a noted soldier and state legislator.23.869,068380 sq mi
(984 km2)
State map highlighting Wilcox County
Wilkes County317Washington1777Cherokee and Creek Cessions of 1773John Wilkes (1727 – 97), a British Member of Parliament who sympathized with the cause of American independence.21.3910,076471 sq mi
(1,220 km2)
State map highlighting Wilkes County
Wilkinson County319Irwinton1803Creek Cessions of 1802 and 1805General James Wilkinson (1757 – 1825), a hero of the Revolutionary War and of the War of 1812.21.439,577447 sq mi
(1,158 km2)
State map highlighting Wilkinson County
Worth County321Sylvester1853Dooly and Irwin CountiesGeneral William J. Worth (1794 – 1849), a hero of the Mexican-American War.38.1421,741570 sq mi
(1,476 km2)
State map highlighting Worth County


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  2. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
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