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Early County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1818
Population: 
11,713
Total Area: 
511.3 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 693
Blakely, GA 39823
Phone Number: 
(229) 723-4304
Fax Number: 
(229) 723-8684

Early County, designated in 1818 directly from Creek Indian land, later divided to create Clay, Calhoun, Dougherty, Mitchell, Gray, Decatur, Miller and Seminole coun­ties. Residents named the county for Peter Early, governor of Georgia, member of Congress and judge of the Ocmulgee Circuit. Blakely, the county seat, is named for Captain Johnston Blakely, commander of the sloop Wasp during the War of 1812.