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Twiggs County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 14, 1809
Population: 
10,257
Total Area: 
142.6 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 202
Jeffersonville, GA 31044
Phone Number: 
(478) 945-3629
Fax Number: 
(478) 945-3988
Email Address: 

Twiggs County, created in 1809 from land formerly in Wilkinson County, honors General John Twiggs, a Revolutionary War figure, and Jeffersonville, the county seat, pays tribute to a family of early settlers. While local farmers initially lamented the county's unusual sand/clay mix of soil, residents later stumbled on its application, and during the early 1900s, the soil gave birth to a thriving kaolin industry.