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Enigma

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1886
Population: 
1,278
Total Area: 
3.3 sq mi
Contact Information
569 Main St.
Enigma, GA 31749
Phone Number: 
(229) 533-4185
Fax Number: 
(229) 533-9062

Incorporated in 1906, Enigma earned its somewhat odd moniker when settlement founder John A. Ball quipped that he found it "a puzzle to name [the town] anyway."

Early in the town's settlement, locals established a turpentine business and opened other industries, including a sawmill, a grocery and merchandise stores. Agriculture, however, remains Enigma's primary industry.