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Harris County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 14, 1827
Population: 
29,447
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.