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Evans County, Georgia



The new county of Evans, our offspring and neighbor, is providing its ability to stand alone, and not only that but to show the old county a thing or two in progressive and the ideal workings of the Booster Spirit upon the largest and most approved scale.  Scarcely released from the maternal apron strings yet they have contracted a Chautauqua company at a cost of several hundred dollars for a three day's jubilee and great get-together meeting for the purpose of boosting the new county and her people, and infusing in them the progressive spirit without which no county can prosper or realize the greatest pleasures to be derived from independence of thought and administration.

And to show that their hearts are in the right place -- and possibly to make some amends for severing our sorely needed limbs the way they did last year, as well as Bulloch County, too -- they have kindly and unselfishly set aside two days, the first day for Bulloch County Day, and tomorrow, Friday, is Tattnall County Day.  The last day, Saturday, is reserved as Evans County Day.

While the people of Evans County as promoted by such unselfish and patriotic principles, and so long as the spirit lasts the county will grow and prosper:  such unity of mind and purpose can mean but one thing -- the greatest good to the whole people and the advancement of the interests of the whole county.  If neighbors are loyal to each other and to their county and if they rejoice in each other's welfare and join in promoting each other's prosperity there can be no such thing as the failure of that county to go ahead in the face of all obstacles and to arrive at last at the pinnacle of greatness in every respect.

                                                                                         ~ editorial in The Tattnall Journal
                                                                                             reprinted in The Claxton Enterprise
                                                                                             May 21, 1915


  Evans County, Georgia History

This County, created by Act of the Legislature, August 11, 1914, is named for General Clement A. Evans, soldier, lawyer, minister, statesman and author, who died in 1911. He commanded Gordon's old division in the last charge of the Army at Appomattox "with guns still hot from firing until the last hour". Among the first county Officers were: Sheriff T. W. Rogers, Ordinary W. H. Brewton, Clerk of Superior Court R. R. Tippins, A. V. Smith, Tax Collector Daniel Sikes, Treasurer James S. Hogan and Surveyor A. D. Eason.

Source: Historical Marker located on the Court House lawn in Claxton. Note: An error is on the actual marker -- R.R. Tippins is listed as T. R. Tippins.

Evans County Families

Note: The following links are various sites on the internet pertaining to current or former Evans County families.  Anyone wishing to have their site added here, please contact Joyce Dixon.

  The Descendants of Michel DesLoges

Evans County Surnames




  Evans County History
Church History
Evans County Books
Evans County DOT Map (1994)
Evans County Historical Maps
Evans County Historical Society, Inc.
Georgia Historical Markers
Land and Probate
Train History

Evans County Genealogy

Biographical Profiles
Evans County Resources at Rootsweb
Family Histories
Local Library Resources

Georgia Resources

Georgia Resources at Rootsweb
Georgia State Archives
This Day in Georgia History


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