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Athens-Clarke County

Incorporated Date: 
January 14, 1991
Total Area: 
125.0 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 1868
Athens, GA 30603
Phone Number: 
(706) 613-3031
Fax Number: 
(706) 613-3033

Clarke County, now consolidated with the City of Athens, took its terri­tory from Jackson County. Still the smallest of all 159 Georgia counties, Clarke honors the memory of General Elijah Clarke of Revolutionary War fame. Athens grew up around the University of Georgia, the country's first university to earn a state-supported charter.