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Toombs County

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Incorporated Date: 
August 18, 1905
Population: 
28,102
Total Area: 
366.7 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 112
Lyons, GA 30436
Phone Number: 
(912) 526-3311
Fax Number: 
(912) 526-1004

Toombs County, designated in 1905 from portions of Tattnall, Montgomery and Emanuel counties, recognizes General Robert Toombs. During his tenure in both houses of Congress, Toombs spoke strongly for secession. Fittingly, he later accepted positions as Jefferson Davis' secretary of state and brigadier general for the Confederate Army. By his own insistence, Toombs claimed his title as "an unpardoned Rebel" and refused amnesty at the end of the war. Lyons, the county seat, built around a railroad depot on the line connecting Macon to Savannah.