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Harris County


Incorporated Date: 

December 14, 1827



Total Area: 

463.8 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 365
Hamilton, GA 31811

Phone Number: 

(706) 628-4958

Fax Number: 

(706) 628-4223

Harris County was created in 1827 from lands formerly part of Muscogee and Troup counties. Savannah Mayor Charles Harris is honored with its naming, and the county seat remembers George W. Hamilton of South Carolina, who championed high tariffs to protect certain American industries, likely ones important to the Harris County area. Harris was the first Georgia county to adopt a commission form of government.