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McDuffie County

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Incorporated Date: 
October 18, 1870
Population: 
28,200
Total Area: 
259.8 sq mi
Contact Information
337 Main St.
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone Number: 
(706) 595-2100
Fax Number: 
(706) 595-4710

McDuffie County, built in 1870 from Columbia and Warren counties' territories, sits along the Savannah River Basin. It is named for George McDuffie, a native Georgian, who became a governor and senator of South Carolina. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, some 200 Quaker families heavily settled this region, and then in 1823, McDuffie enjoyed an early gold strike when two Englishmen found valuable ore there.

Thomson, the county seat, is named for J. Edgar Thomson, an engineer who surveyed the railroad that passes through the city.