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Montgomery County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 19, 1823
Population: 
8,930
Total Area: 
245.3 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 295
Mt. Vernon, GA 30445
Phone Number: 
(912) 583-2363
Fax Number: 
(912) 583-2026

Montgomery County came into being in 1793 when the state legislature set aside land from Washington County. With the Revolutionary War still fresh in their minds, founders named this county for General Richard Montgomery who was mortally wounded at the siege of Quebec. Mt. Vernon, the county seat, is named for President George Washington's home on the Potomac River.

Almost 53% of the county's land is in farms. Only 20 Georgia counties have a larger proportion of land area dedicated to farming.