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Georgetown-Quitman County


Incorporated Date: 

December 10, 1858



Total Area: 

151.6 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 114
Georgetown, GA 39854

Phone Number: 

(229) 334-0903

Fax Number: 

(229) 334-2151

Email Address: 

Quitman County, created in 1858 from parts of Randolph and Stewart counties, takes its name from General John A. Quitman, a leader in the Mexican War, once Governor of Mississippi, and an avid spokesman for states rights. The county's only incorporated municipality is its county seat, Georgetown, named for the area in Washington, D.C.

An earlier fortified settlement in the area, believed to have been built by prehistoric Indians, lay where Cool Branch flows into the Chattahoochee River. Much of that area--indeed all of Quitman's western border--is now beneath the waters of Lake Walter F. George, an impoundment on the Chattahoochee River.