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Chatham County, Georgia

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Chatham County
Chatham County Administrative and Legislative Center in Savannah
Chatham County Administrative and Legislative Center in Savannah
Official seal of Chatham County
Map of Georgia highlighting Chatham County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°58′N 81°05′W / 31.97°N 81.09°W / 31.97; -81.09
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedFebruary 5, 1777; 247 years ago (1777)
Named forWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Largest citySavannah
 • Total632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Land426 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Water206 sq mi (530 km2)  32.6%
 • Total295,291
 • Density470/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Chatham County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia, and is on the state's Atlantic coast. The county seat and largest city is Savannah. The county was created on February 5, 1777, and is named after William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.[2]

At the 2020 census, 295,291 people lived in Chatham County.[1] This makes it the sixth-most populous county in Georgia, and the most-populous Georgia county outside the Atlanta metropolitan area. It is part of the Savannah metropolitan area.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Chatham County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2023.
  2. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.