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County Formed December 13, 1858
County Seat Statenville
Incorporated Cities There are no incorporated municipalities in Echols County.
Total Area 404.2 square miles


Echols County, located on the Georgia/Florida border, was created in 1858 from portions of Clinch and Lowndes counties. It was named for Robert M. Echols, a member of the General Assembly for 24 years and a Senate President, who died fighting as a brigadier general in the Mexican War.

Statenville is named for Capt. James W. Staten, who built the first store in the town. Statenville was previously known as Troublesome.

Points of Interest

Echols County is one of Georgia's least populated counties. Over 90% of the county is forest and under contract to private companies.

Notable Citizens

Echols County is the home of newly published mystery writer Virginia Lanier.

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State of Georgia

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