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Dodge County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
October 26, 1870
Population: 
20,116
Total Area: 
500.6 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 818
Eastman, GA 31023
Phone Number: 
(478) 374-4361
Fax Number: 
(478) 374-8121

Dodge County began building in 1870 on lands once part of Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair counties. It is named for William E. Dodge, a New York lumber man who owned vast acreage in Georgia and who per­suaded Congress to remove taxation from timber. He built the county's first courthouse as a gift. Eastman, the county seat, is named for one of his associates, W. P. Eastman.