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Thomas County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 23, 1825
Population: 
45,778
Total Area: 
548.4 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 920
Thomasville, GA 31799
Phone Number: 
(229) 225-4100
Fax Number: 
(229) 226-3430

Thomas County, carved out of Decatur and Irwin counties in 1825, takes its name and that of its county seat, Thomasville, from War of 1812 General Jett Thomas. Known today for its annual Rose Festival and unsurpassed hunting opportunities, this area served as a popular winter retreat for wealthy northern families from about 1875 onward.