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Charlton County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 18, 1854
Population: 
10,848
Total Area: 
780.8 sq mi
Contact Information
68 Kingsland, Suite B
Folkston, GA 31537
Phone Number: 
(912) 496-2549
Fax Number: 
(912) 496-7792

Charlton County, designated in 1854 from parts of Appling and Wayne counties, honors Senator Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Folkston, the county seat, recognizes the Folks family, prominent citizens of the area. A large part of the county lies in the Okefenokee Swamp. As late as 1832 settlers contended with Creek and Seminole Indian tribes that raided this frontier.