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Pulaski County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 13, 1808
Population: 
9,787
Total Area: 
247.4 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 29
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Phone Number: 
(478) 783-4154
Fax Number: 
(478) 783-9209

Pulaski County, its territory taken from Laurens County in 1808, pays respect to Casimir Pulaski, an officer who fought with the Patriots during the Revolutionary War and died of his wounds at Savannah. Hawkinsville, the county seat, is named for Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, a U.S. Senator from Georgia and superintendent of Indian affairs. For 20 years, from 1796 to 1816, Hawkins mediated differences between tribes, particularly the Creek Indians, and a young, ambitious U.S. government, always hungry for more land.