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Elbert County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1790
Population: 
20,494
Total Area: 
368.8 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 6109
Elberton, GA 30635
Phone Number: 
(706) 283-2000
Fax Number: 
(706) 283-1818

Elbert County was sliced from Wilkes County in 1790. It and the coun­ty seat of Elberton are named for General Samuel Elbert who com­manded Continental forces in Georgia during the Revolution and later served as governor. Nancy Morgan Hart of Revolutionary War fame lived in Elbert County when she turned the tables on Tory soldiers who invaded her home.