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Butts County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 24, 1825
Population: 
24,423
Total Area: 
186.6 sq mi
Contact Information
625 Third St., Suite 4
Jackson, GA 30233
Phone Number: 
(770) 775-8200
Fax Number: 
(770) 775-8211

Butts County, carved from Henry and Monroe counties in 1825, owes its name to Captain Samuel Butts, a militiaman killed while fighting Creek Indians in the War of 1812. The county seat, Jackson, commemorates another Indian fighter, Andrew Jackson. This territory was once home to Chief William Mclntosh who negotiated treaties that led Creek Indians to cede land to Georgia. McIntosh was subsequently executed by his tribesmen who felt the sale was a betrayal of their territorial rights.