County Snapshots Home

:: Seminole County ::

Community Profile

County Formed July 8, 1920
County Seat Donalsonville
Incorporated Cities Donalsonville and Iron City
Total Area 256.533414 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 9372 to its current population estimate of 8686, the county has experienced a growth change of -686.

Seminole County was created by constitutional amendment in 1920 (ratified November 2) and began functioning January 1, 1921. The first industries were turpentine, timber, and farming.

Donalsonville, the county seat for Seminole County, was incorporated December 8, 1897. The city was named for Jonathan E. Donalson, a member of a prominent family who had pioneered Decatur County.

Points of Interest

Historic sites in Seminole County are the renovated Olive Theatre, a mural depicting farming history on the wall of a local business, and the Two Palm Courthouse.

Lake Seminole is one of the most highly regarded fishing lakes in North America.

Notable Citizens

Famous Seminole County Natives include the late Julian Webb, who served on the Georgia Court of Appeals, and Phillip Daniels, who plays defensive end for the professional football league.

Annual Events

Seminole hosts an annual harvest festival in October,

the Shellcracker Fishing Tournament in April, and a rodeo.

Chamber of Commerce
Additional County Info
Click here to view a larger map image.

State of Georgia

Seminole State Park

Osprey Nest

Return to top of page