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Rabun County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 21, 1819
Population: 
16,514
Total Area: 
371.1 sq mi
Contact Information
25 Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Clayton, GA 30525
Phone Number: 
(706) 782-5271
Fax Number: 
(706) 782-7588

Rabun County lies tucked in the state's northeast corner, its land spotted with hiking trails, lakes and state parks. Organized in 1819 from cession of Cherokee lands, the county recognizes Governor William Rabun, a state figure best remembered for opposing General Andrew Jackson over destruction of a Creek Indian village. Rabun served just two years of his governorship before his untimely death. Clayton, the county seat, owes its name to Judge Augustin S. Clayton.