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Butts County is a county located in the northern half of the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 23,655. The county was created on December 24, 1825.
The county seat is Jackson. The county
is named in honor of Captain Samuel Butts (1777 -
1814), a hero of the Creek War.
Butts County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Captain Samuel Butts, a militiaman killed fighting Creek Indians in the War of 1812.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The 64th county formed in Georgia, was created from Henry and Monroe counties. It was named for Captain Samuel Butts, a militiaman killed fighting Creek Indians in the War of 1812.
Historic sites abound in Butts County, like Indian Springs Hotel (1823), the Indian Springs Church (1855), the Butts County Courthouse (1898), the Old Flovilla School (1885-1932), and historic private homes.
Jackson, the county seat, was named for President Andrew Jackson.
Lake Jackson, one of the earliest reservoirs in Georgia, was formed in 1910 when the Central Georgia Power Company completed a dam and hydroelectric plant at Lloyd Shoals on the Ocmulgee River.
Indian Springs is the oldest state park in the United States. The Creek Indians used the springs for centuries to heal their sick and to keep the healthy well. It was also the site of the treaty that ceded the Creek Indian lands to the state of Georgia in 1825.
Robert Grier was one of Butts County's notable citizens. He was the publisher of Grier's Almanac which has been published annually since 1807. Current sales average 2.5 million copies a year.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 188 square miles (490 km2), of which 184 square miles (480 km2) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) (1.9%) is water.
Butts county is located close to the center of Georgia. The county is in the Ocmulgee River basin.
Bordering counties are as follows: