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Hart County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 7, 1853
Population: 
24,278
Total Area: 
232.2 sq mi
Contact Information
800 Chandler St.
Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone Number: 
(706) 376-9477
Fax Number: 
(706) 856-5358
Email Address: 

Hart County, which dates to 1853 when the legislature designated it from parts of Elbert, Franklin and Madison counties, is the only one in Georgia named for a woman. During the American Revolution, Nancy Hart captured a small band of Tories who had been terrorizing her community. Hartwell, Hart's county seat, sits near a point the Cherokees once called Ahyehli Alohee, "center of the world."