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Evans County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
August 11, 1914
Population: 
11,646
Total Area: 
185.0 sq mi
Contact Information
3 Freeman St.
Claxton, GA 30417
Phone Number: 
(912) 739-1141
Fax Number: 
(912) 739-0111

Evans County was created in 1914 from lands of Tattnall and Bulloch counties. It also encompasses what was once a corner of Washington County, a tract that Creek Indians had ceded years earlier. The county recognizes Confederate General Clement A. Evans who led the last charge of the Army of Virginia at Appomattox. Claxton, the county seat, was once called Hendrix.