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County Formed December 24, 1825
County Seat Crawfordville
Incorporated Cities Crawfordville and Sharon
Total Area 195.4 square miles

History

Taliaferro County, the 65th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1825. Originally part of Hancock, Greene, Oglethorpe, Wilkes and Warren counties, Taliaferro County was named for Revolutionary War hero and U.S. Congressman Benjamin Taliaferro. The county's name is pronounced as if it were "oliver" preceded by a "t."

Points of Interest

Several movies were filmed in the county, including Coward of the County (with Kenny Rogers) and Through Hazel's Eyes (with Jane Seymour).

Taliaferro County has a joint school system with Greene County.

Notable Citizens

One notable citizen of Taliaferro County was Richard M. Johnston, an educator and author, who wrote Dukesborough Tales and Old Mark Lampton " Also from Taliaferro County was Roselle M. Montgomery, who was considered one of America's finest poets and often wrote about Crawfordville.

Annual Events

Festivals in the county include the Labor Day Festival, Christmas in the Park, Christmas in Dixie and the Summer Jamboree. The Twelve Oaks Barbecue and Ball, which takes place in June in Liberty Hall, features two days of living history, Confederate encampments, along with arts and crafts.

County http://www.taliaferrocountyga.org/
Additional County Info http://www.georgiaplanning.com/DCACommunity/CommunityHomePage.aspx?fips=13265
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State of Georgia



Liberty Hall-Home of A.H. Stephens, Crawfordville


Taliaferro County Courthouse, Crawfordville


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