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Greene County

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Incorporated Date: 
February 3, 1786
Population: 
15,635
Total Area: 
388.4 sq mi
Contact Information
1034 Silver Dr., Suite 201
Greensboro, GA 30642
Phone Number: 
(706) 453-7716
Fax Number: 
(706) 453-9555

Greene County, the 11th county desig­nated, dates to 1786. Both the county and its seat of government, Greensboro (despite the different spelling), honor Nathaniel Greene who ranked next to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. A native of Rhode Island, Greene accepted a gift of Georgia land at the close of the war. He took up residence in the state only several years later, though, and lived here for just one year before he died of a sunstroke.