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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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Warren County, Georgia

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Warren County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 5,834. The county was created on December 19, 1793. The county seat is Warrenton.  Warren county is named after General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Etymology - Origin of Warren County Name

Georgia's 20th county was named for Revolutionary War hero, General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Demographics:

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Warren County History

Warren County was created in 1793 from parts of Columbia, Burke, Richmond and Wilkes counties. Georgia's 20th county was named for Revolutionary War hero, General Joseph Warren, who was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

The City of Camak was named for James Camak, a newspaper editor in Athens and the first president of the Georgia Railroad.

Points of Interest

Warren County claims to have had the first Rural Free Delivery system, initiated in 1868 by several farmers near Norwood. The six men hired someone to deliver the mail to their farms in return for room and board.

Warren County shares the 24,000-acre Ogeechee Wildlife Management Area with Hancock County. The Ogeechee River forms the western boundary of the county.

The county is home to several local parks, as well as a hunting preserve.

General LaFayette visited Warrenton in 1824, and a ball was held in his honor at a local home which is still standing.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 287 square miles (740 km2), of which 284 square miles (740 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.8%) is water.

 Warren county is located in northeast Georgia. The county is in the Ogeechee River basin and the Savannah River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • North: Wilkes County
  • Northeast: McDuffie County
  • Southeast: Jefferson County; Glascock County
  • Southwest: Hancock County
  • Northwest: Taliaferro County

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