Wilkinson County, Georgia

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Wilkinson County
The Elam-Camp house in Gordon, Georgia
The Elam-Camp house in Gordon, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Wilkinson County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°48′N 83°10′W / 32.80°N 83.17°W / 32.80; -83.17Coordinates: 32°48′N 83°10′W / 32.80°N 83.17°W / 32.80; -83.17
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedMay 11, 1803
Named forJames Wilkinson
Largest cityGordon
 • Total452 sq mi (1,170 km2)
 • Land447 sq mi (1,160 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2)  1.0%
 • Estimate 
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th

Wilkinson County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, 9,563 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Irwinton.[2] The county was created on May 11, 1803 and named for General James Wilkinson (1757–1825).[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 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. 254. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.