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Berrien County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 25, 1856
Population: 
17,058
Total Area: 
452.5 sq mi
Contact Information
201 North Davis St.
Nashville, GA 31639
Phone Number: 
(229) 686-5421
Fax Number: 
(229) 686-2785

Berrien County, organized in 1856, combined lands from Coffee, Irwin and Lowndes counties. Just 20 years earlier, those same lands had witnessed the last skirmish with the Creek Indians. In naming the county, residents chose to honor John MacPherson Berrien, U.S. senator from Georgia and President Andrew Jackson's attorney general. Nashville is named for General Francis Nash, distinguished soldier of the Revolutionary War.