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Pickens County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 5, 1853
Population: 
31,176
Total Area: 
232.1 sq mi
Contact Information
1266 East Church St., Suite 188
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone Number: 
(706) 253-8817
Fax Number: 
(706) 253-8814
Email Address: 

Pickens County, created in 1853 from Cherokee and Gilmer counties, honors General Andrew Pickens, a Revolutionary War soldier who, with his men, traversed and fought in the Georgia mountains. Jasper, the county seat, is named for Sergeant William Jasper of South Carolina who died during the siege of Savannah in the Revolutionary War.