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Crisp County

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Incorporated Date: 
August 17, 1905
Population: 
22,162
Total Area: 
273.8 sq mi
Contact Information
210 South 7th St.
Cordele, GA 31015
Phone Number: 
(229) 276-2672
Fax Number: 
(229) 276-2675

Crisp County, designated in 1905 from territory formerly part of Dooly County, bears the name of Charles Frederick Crisp, a jurist and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1891 until 1893. Cordele, the county seat, is another "child of the railroad" that grew with the economy at a rail junction. It is named for the daughter of the railroad's president.