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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.

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Pulaski County, Georgia

Pulaski County Education, Geography, and HistoryPulaski County, Georgia Courthouse

Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 12,010. Pulaski County was created on December 13, 1808. The county seat is Hawkinsville. The county is named in honor of Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland (1748-1779), a hero of the Revolutionary War.

Pulaski County is included in the Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Macon-Warner Robins, GA Combined Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Pulaski County Name

The county is named for Polish Count Casimir Pulaski who died in Savannah of wounds suffered in the Revolutionary War.

Demographics:

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Pulaski County History

Pulaski County was created in 1808 from what was then Laurens County. Georgia's 36th county was named for Polish Count Casimir Pulaski who died in Savannah of wounds suffered in the Revolutionary War. The Pulaski area was the capital of the Creek Indian Confederacy.

The city of Hawkinsville was named for Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, a Revolutionary War hero and the federal Indian Agent for the four Southeastern tribes. He lived in Crawford County from 1794 until 1816.

Points of Interest

Hawkinsville is home to one of the largest harness racing training facilities in the country.

There are three entries on the National Register of Historic Places from Pulaski County: the Hawkinsville Opera House, the Pulaski County Courthouse, and Taylor Hall.

The Ocmulgee River runs through the county.

Notable Citizens

Several notable people have ties to Pulaski County. Butler Brown, an artist, has had his work displayed in the White House; Mary Culler White was a missionary in China for most of her life; and "Salty Sol" Fleischman, a respected sportscaster in the Tampa Bay area, was born in the county.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 251 square miles (650 km2), of which 249 square miles (640 km2) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) (0.9%) is water.

 Pulaski county is located close to the center of Georgia.    The county is in the Ocmulgee River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Bleckley County
  • East: Dodge County
  • South: Wilcox County
  • Southwest: Dooly County
  • Northwest: Houston County

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