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Oglethorpe County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 19, 1793
Population: 
14,106
Total Area: 
441.1 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 261
Lexington, GA 30648
Phone Number: 
(706) 743-5270
Fax Number: 
(706) 743-8371

Oglethorpe County remembers Georgia's founder, James Oglethorpe. To support population growth, Wilkes County gave up territory to create Oglethorpe County in 1793. Lexington, the county seat, bears the name of a Revolutionary War battle in Lexington, MA.