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
Named forGeorge W. Towns
SeatHiawassee
Largest cityYoung Harris
Area
 • Total172 sq mi (450 km2)
 • Land167 sq mi (430 km2)
 • Water5.4 sq mi (14 km2)  3.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
11,852
 • Density63/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th
Websitewww.townscountyga.com

Towns County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,471.[1] Its county seat is Hiawassee.[2] The county was created on March 6, 1856.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  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.