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Banks County
Banks County
Northeast Georgia county whose county seat is Homer.
Barrow County
Barrow County
One of Georgia's newest counties, taken from Jackson and Walton County in 1914
Bartow County
Bartow County
Renamed from the earlier Cass County because of political changes, Bartow was named for Frank Bartow (nobody called him Francis) following his death at Bull Run
Cass County
Cass County
Original name for Bartow County
Catoosa County
Catoosa County
Located In northwest Georgia, its county seat is Ringgold
Chattooga County
Chattooga County
Northwestern Georgia county, created from Floyd and Walker Counties in 1838
Cherokee County
Cherokee County
The original Cherokee County comprised the 7200 square miles of the Cherokee Nation in Georgia. In 1832 it was divided into 10 smaller counties. Canton (county seat), Woodstock, Freehome, Holly Springs
Cobb County
Cobb County
Northwest of Atlanta on I-75, its county seat is Marietta. One of ten original counties created from the Cherokee Nation after the 1832 Land Lottery
Dade County
Dade County
Dawson County
Dawson County
North-central county whose county seat is Dawsonville
Dekalb County
Dekalb County
County east of Atlanta with the cities of Decatur (county seat), Stone Mountain, Tucker and Lithonia
Fannin County
Fannin County
North-central county whose county seat is Blue Ridge
Forsyth County
Forsyth County
At the start of the Old Federal Highway, Forsyth County was well known to settlers because of Vann's Tavern and Blackburn's, a small settlement on the Highway near the Etowah River.
Franklin County
Franklin County
Early Northeast Georgia County whose seat of government is Carnesville
Fulton County
Fulton County
Georgia's most populous county today was created in 1853
Fulton County
Fulton County
Home to Atlanta, the county became a rail hub by the start of the Civil War.
Gilmer County
Gilmer County
Gwinnett County
Gwinnett County
Named for Button Gwinnett, the southern end of the county was settled before 1800. The county was site of the missionary trial in 1833 and raked by Sherman's "bummers" during the occupation of Atlanta. County seat is Lawrenceville.
Habersham County
Habersham County
Northeast county whose county seat is Clarkesville
Hall County
Hall County
With Gainesville as its county seat, Lake Lanier as a main attraction, and I-85 carrying visitors to it, Hall County in a popular tourist destination and bedroom community to the Atlanta metro area
Lumpkin County
Lumpkin County
North-central Georgia county at the center of the 1829 gold rush. Dahlonega, name of the county seat, is the Cherokee word for gold.
Murray County
Murray County
Northern county whose seat of government is Chatsworth, at one time Murray contained all or part of Whitfield County, Catoosa County, Walker County and Dade County
Paulding County
Paulding County
Pickens County
Pickens County
Known as the Marble Capitol of the World, Pickens mining operations drew most of its early population in the eastern half of the county.
Rabun County
Rabun County
In the northeast corner of Georgia, this county joined Georgia in 1818. County seat is Clayton.
Towns County
Towns County
Northeast Georgia county that's home to Brasstown Bald, the Georgia Mountain Fair and Lake Chatuge. Hiawassee is the county seat.
Union County
Union County
Union County seems as if it was carved Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Its county seat, Blairsville, is literally surrounded by mountains
Walker County
Walker County
White County
White County
From the Appalachian Trail to Helen and Cleveland (county seat), White County is a popular destination for visitors to North Georgia.
Whitfield County
Whitfield County
Northwest Georgia county whose seat of government is Dalton
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Dekalb County
Dekalb County
County east of Atlanta with the cities of Decatur (county seat), Stone Mountain, Tucker and Lithonia

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