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County Formed December 22, 1857
County Seat Ellaville
Incorporated Cities Ellaville
Total Area 167.790626 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 3784 to its current population estimate of 5163, the county has experienced a growth change of 1379.

Schley County was created in 1857 from portions of Marion and Sumter counties. Schley (pronounced "Sly") was named for Governor William Schley

Ellaville, Schley's county seat and the only incorporated town in the county, was named for Ella Burton, the daughter of the man who sold the land for the town's location.

Points of Interest

Schley County Courthouse

Annual Events

Schley County holds its annual homecoming weekend, Springtime Ellaville, each April.

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State of Georgia

Peanuts are part of the local economy

Schley County Courthouse, Ellaville

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