Wilkes County, Georgia

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Wilkes County
Wilkes County Courthouse
Wilkes County Courthouse
Map of Georgia highlighting Wilkes County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°47′N 82°44′W / 33.79°N 82.74°W / 33.79; -82.74
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedFebruary 5, 1777; 246 years ago (1777)
Named forJohn Wilkes
Largest cityWashington
 • Total474 sq mi (1,230 km2)
 • Land469 sq mi (1,210 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2)  1.0%
 • Total9,565
 • Density20/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)

Wilkes County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, 9,565 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Washington.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Wilkes County, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.