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Laurens County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 10, 1807
Population: 
47,848
Total Area: 
812.6 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 2011
Dublin, GA 31040
Phone Number: 
(478) 272-4755
Fax Number: 
(478) 272-3895

Laurens County obtained most of its territory from Wilkinson County in 1807, though the part east of Dublin, the county seat, sat in Washington County until 1811. The county's name commemorates Colonel John Laurens of South Carolina, aide-de-camp to General George Washington and son of the president of the Continental Congress. After distinguished service at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Savannah and Charleston, Laurens died in action in 1782. As many of the region's early settlers had emigrated from Ireland, Dublin takes its name from that home country's capital.