Georgia Counties

From the initial coastal counties Georgia expanded to the west and north, creating 161 counties. Three Georgia counties have undergone name changes. Kinchafoonee County became Webster County in 1856, Cass County became Bartow County in 1861, and the original Randolph County , formed in 1807, was renamed to Jasper County in 1812. In 1828 Georgia created a new county to honor the Virginian who played a pivotal role towards the end of the Yazoo Land Fraud. In 1932, while Georgia suffered through the Depression, two counties, Milton and Campbell, merged into Fulton County, dropping the total number to 159.

Baker County, Georgia, History, Resources, and Links
Southwest Georgia county
Banks County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Northeast of Atlanta, Banks County was a major stop on one of the Alabama Roads
Barrow County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Northeast of Atlanta, Barrow saw the defeat of Georgia Stoneman's cavalry. After the Civil War railroads began to play an increasing role in the history.
Bartow County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Mineral capitol of the state, the hills of Bartow are rich in minerals that attracted the first settlers.
Bibb County, Georgia, History, Resources, and Links
Macon is the county seat of this Central Georgia county
Bryan County, Georgia
Coastal Georgia county includes Richmond Hill and Fort McAllister
Archives of Camden County, Georgia
Southeastern Coastal Georgia county that grew because of the railroad and I-95
Carroll County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Catoosa County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Home to some of the bloodiest fighting in the Civil War, Catoosa County grew because of the Western and Atlantic Railroad
Chatham County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Chattooga County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Chattooga County, Sequoyah's Georgia home was also where Sherman revealed his plans for the March to the Sea
Cherokee County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Strongly pro=Union during the Civil War, Cherokee became the broiler capitol of the world. The arrival of R. T. Jones in the latter part of the century...
Clarke County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Home to Athens and the University of Georgia, this northeast Georgia county has a rich history
Cobb County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Northwest of Atlanta, Cobb served as a mill for the grain harvested further north until after the Civil War when manufacturing grew and East Cobb began to serve as a bedroom community
Dade County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
In the northwest corner of the state, the State of Dade was not directly connected to Georgia until 1939, when the state purchased Cloudland Canyon
Dawson County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
DeKalb County, Georgia, History, Resources, and Links
Atlanta area county with Decatur, Stone Mountain and Lithonia
Douglas County, Georgia: History, Resources, Links, and Events
Elbert County, Georgia: History, Resources, Links, and Events
On the eastern shield of Georgia, Elbert produces the finest granite in the world.
Fannin County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Named for James Fannin, this north Georgia county was one of the first settled, mostly because of its abundant copper deposits in the McCaysville Basin
Floyd County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Floyd County and Rome, its major industrial center, played an important roll in the educational development of North Georgia and the entire United States.
Forsyth County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Franklin County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Fulton County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
North of the city of Atlanta lies rapidly growing Milton County. Many are surprised to find that Crabapple and Birmingham predate Atlanta, Alpharetta and Roswell by 30+ years.
Georgia County Map
Gilmer County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Largest producer of apples in the state, Gilmer also has a cash crop of tourists
Gordon County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Part of the Cherokee hunting ground, the county prospered before the Civil War from the presence of the Western and Atlantic
Gwinnett County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Northeast of Atlanta, Gwinnett served as a dairy and poultry center for the metro area until after World War II when manufacturing and service industries grew and the county began to serve as a bedroom community
Habersham County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Beautiful Habersham was made famous by poet Sidney Lanier in the 1800's.
Hall County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Center after the war, the Gainesville and Northern and other rail lines began in the county and fed its growth.
Haralson County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Hart County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Only Georgia county named for a woman, Hart County has a burgeoning tourist industry because of Lake Hartwell...
Jackson County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Lumpkin County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
North of Atlanta, Lumpkin was the center of American's first gold rush. Excellent hiking, scenic views and the Chattahoochee National Forest make this a popular tourist stop.
Archives of Macon County, Georgia
Southwestern Coastal Georgia county
Madison County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Murray County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
One of the original 10 counties in Cherokee country, Murray's most famous son was James Vann, one of the Cherokee Triumvirate.
Newton County, Georgia
Located east of Atlanta, Newton County was home for In the Heat of the Night
Oconee County, Georgia
Create in 1875 from Clarke County. Watkinsville, once county seat of Clarke, was again the seat of Oconee County government
Oglethorpe County: Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Paulding County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Northwest of Atlanta, Paulding County was one of the original 10 counties from Cherokee County. Major battles during the Civil War include New Hope, Dallas, and Picketts Mill
Pickens County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Home to mable magnate Sam Tate, the story of Pickens closely follows that of Georgia Marble, for whom many of the residents worked.
Polk County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Putnam County, Georgia, History, Resources, and Links
East of Atlanta, Putnam County site of one of Georgia's earliest civilizations, the builders of Rock Eagle and Rock Hawk
Archives of Rabun County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Rabun County, in the northeast corner of Georgia, was settled shortly after the American Revolution.
Stephens County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Named for the vice-president of the Confederacy, Georgian Alex Stephens, this northeast community was the earliest home to the Cherokee in the state.
Towns County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
In the remote hills of North Georgia, Towns County contained a major Cherokee settlement.
Union County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Although pro-union before the fighting broke out, the residents sided with their governor after Fort Sumter.
Walker County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Early settlers in Walker were white traders from Tennessee who frequently married Cherokee. After the Trail of Tears, the county witnessed the bloodiest two days of American history, Chickamauga
Walton County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
White County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Tourist capitol of the north Georgia Mountains, White County was once a Cherokee stronghold and one of the last pieces of land they gave up before the Trail of Tears.
Whitfield County, Georgia, History, Resources, Links, and Events
Carpet Capital of the World is the name most often applied to Dalton, Georgia and Whitfield County. Beyond the current industry, the history of the county dates back to...

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