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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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Treutlen County, Georgia

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Treutlen County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 6,885. Treutlen County was created on August 21, 1917. The county seat is Soperton. The county is named in honor of John A. Treutlen (1726-1782), the first elected Governor of Georgia (1777-1778).

Etymology - Origin of Treutlen County Name

The county was named for John Adam Treutlen who, after serving in the Provincial Congress of 1775, became the state's first governor, although the Crown regarded him only as a rebel governor.

Demographics:

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Treutlen County History

Treutlen County, the 152nd county formed in Georgia, was created in 1917 from parts of Emanuel and Montgomery counties, territory that had been settled as early as 1784. The county was named for John Adam Treutlen who, after serving in the Provincial Congress of 1775, became the state's first governor, although the Crown regarded him only as a rebel governor.

Points of Interest

Soperton is known as the "Million Pines City" because of James Fowler. Mr. Fowler planted over 7 million pine seedlings on 10,000 acres of the county. Pine by-products are now an important part of the local economy.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 202 square miles (520 km2), of which 199 square miles (520 km2) is land and 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) (1.5%) is water.

 Treutlen county is located close to the center of Georgia.  The county is in the Altamaha River basin and the Oconee River basin

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Emanuel County
  • South: Montgomery County
  • Southwest: Wheeler County
  • West: Laurens County
  • Northwest: Johnson County

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