Georgia CountiesGeorgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.
Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
Cobb County, Georgia
Cobb County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for Judge Thomas Willis Cobb of Virginia, who served as a US Senator, state congressman and Superior Court Judge.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Cobb County was created from Cherokee County, originally part of the Cherokee Indian Nation. It was the 81st county in Georgia and named for Judge Thomas Willis Cobb of Virginia, who served as a US Senator, state congressman and Superior Court Judge.
Points of Interest
There is a 23-acre National Cemetery in Marietta with more than 17,000 officers and soldiers from every US war buried in the cemetery.
County music star Travis Tritt was born in Marietta and Academy-award winning actress Julia Roberts was raised in Smyrna.
Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.
Cities and Towns:
Chamber of Commerce http://www.cobbchamber.org/
Additional County Info
The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"