Towns County, Georgia

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Towns County
Towns County courthouse in Hiawassee
Towns County courthouse in Hiawassee
Map of Georgia highlighting Towns County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°55′N 83°44′W / 34.92°N 83.74°W / 34.92; -83.74
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1856; 168 years ago (1856)
Named forGeorge W. Towns
Largest cityYoung Harris
 • Total172 sq mi (450 km2)
 • Land167 sq mi (430 km2)
 • Water5.4 sq mi (14 km2)  3.2%
 • Total12,493
 • Density75/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Towns County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 12,493.[1] Its county seat is Hiawassee.[2] The county was created on March 6, 1856.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Towns County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 230. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.