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Georgia Counties

Georgia is divided into one hundred and fifty-nine counties. The original eight counties of the State of Georgia were Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond and Wilkes all created on February 5, 1777. The last new county to be established in Georgia was Peach County, established in 1924.

Candler County, Georgia

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Candler County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,998. The county was created in 1914. The county seat is Metter.  Candler county is named for Allen D. Candler, the 56th governor of Georgia.

Etymology - Origin of Candler County Name

Georgia's 48th county is named for former Governor Allen D. Candler who spent a great deal of his retirement years compiling the state's Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate records.

Demographics:

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Candler County History

The county was created from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall counties. Georgia's 48th county was named for former Governor Allen D. Candler who spent a great deal of his retirement years compiling the state's Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate records.

The Candler County Courthouse, built in 1921, and the South Metter Residential Historic District, comprised of 75 late 19th and early 20th century homes on landscaped boulevards, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Points of Interest

Local attractions include the Charles C. Harrold Nature Preserve, home of the rare gopher tortoise and the Elliotta racemosa plant; and the George L. Smith State Park.

Notable Citizens

Metter is home to Michael Guido and the Guido Evangelical Association, familiar to radio and television audiences worldwide for its "Seeds from the Sower" programs. The Guidos' prayer chapel and garden are open to the public.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 249 square miles (640 km2), of which 243 square miles (630 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (2.3%) is water.

 Candler county is located in east Georgia. The county is in the Ogeechee River basin and the Altamaha River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • East: Bulloch County
  • Southeast: Evans County
  • South: Tattnall County
  • Southwest: Toombs County
  • Northwest: Emanuel County

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