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County Formed July 14, 1914
County Seat Metter
Incorporated Cities Metter and Pulaski
Total Area 249.046402 square miles

History

From its county population in 2000 of 9588 to its current population estimate of 10888, the county has experienced a growth change of 1300.

Candler County, Georgia's 150th county, was carved from parts of Bulloch, Emanuel and  Tattnall  counties by a constitutional amendment in 1914. The county was named for Georgia Governor Allen D. Candler.

Prior to World War II (1941-45), the economy of Candler County was entirely agricultural, with timber,  cotton, tobacco, and poultry products being the mainstays. Now the county relies heavily on the service industry.

Points of Interest

The current courthouse was built in 1921 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Two other buildings in the county were listed on the National Register in 2002: the Candler County Jail and the old Metter High School.

The Candler County Jail, a two-story brick building constructed in 1916, was originally a combination jail and dwelling for the sheriff.

Notable Citizens

Metter is home to Michael Guido and the Guido Evangelical Association, familiar to radio and television audiences worldwide for its "Seeds from the Sower" programs. The Guidos' prayer chapel and garden are open to the public.

Annual Events

Annual events include Another Bloomin' Festival each Easter weekend

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Chamber of Commerce http://www.metter-candler.com/
Additional County Info http://www.georgiaplanning.com/CountyPortal/countyportal.asp?FIPS=13043
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State of Georgia



Metter Fountain


Candler County Courthouse, Metter


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