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Wilcox County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 22, 1857
Population: 
8,750
Total Area: 
380.4 sq mi
Contact Information
103 North Broad St.
Abbeville, GA 31001
Phone Number: 
(229) 467-2737
Fax Number: 
(229) 467-2000

Wilcox County, given land from Dooly, Irwin and Pulaski counties in 1857, recognizes General Mark Wilcox, state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court. In naming the county seat Abbeville, early settlers paid respect to their earlier home in Abbeville, South Carolina.