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Habersham County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1818
Population: 
43,056
Total Area: 
278.2 sq mi
Contact Information
555 Monroe St., Unit 20
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Phone Number: 
(706) 754-3912
Fax Number: 
(706) 754-1014

Habersham County, created in 1818 from Cherokee Indian lands, is named for President George Washington's postmaster general and a mayor of Savannah, Major Joseph Habersham. Clarkesville, the county seat, is named for Georgia Governor John Clarke.