Order of Creation
of
Georgia's 159 Counties


  • Burke (1) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cession of May 20, 1733, an original County previously organized in 1758 as the Parish of St. George.
  • Camden (2) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cessions of November 10, 1763 and November 12, 1785, an original County previously organized in 1765 as the Parishes of St. Thomas and St. Mary.
  • Chatham (3) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cession of May 20, 1733, an original County previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. Philip and Christ Church.
  • Effingham (4) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cession of May 20, 1733, an original County previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. Matthew and St. Philip.
  • Glynn (5) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cessions of November 10, 1763 and November 12, 1785, an original County previously organized in 1765 as the Parishes of St. David and St. Patrick.
  • Liberty (6) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cession of May 20, 1733, an original County previously organized in 1758 as the Parishes of St. John, St. Andrew and St. James.
  • Richmond (7) - February 5, 1777
    Creek cession of May 20, 1733, an original County previously organized in 1758 as the Parish of St. Paul.
  • Wilkes (8) - February 5, 1777
    Cherokee cession and Creek cession both of June, 1, 1773, an original County.
  • Franklin (9) - February 25, 1784
    Cherokee cession of May 31, 1783 and Creek cession of November 1, 1783, an original County.
  • Washington (10) - February 25, 1784
    Creek cession of November 1, 1784.
  • Greene (11) - February 3, 1786
    Washington County.
  • Columbia (12) - December 10, 1790
    Richmond County.
  • Elbert (13) - December 10, 1790
    Wilkes County.
  • Screven (14) - December 14, 1793
    Burke and Effingham Counties.
  • Hancock (15) - December 17, 1793
    Greene and Washington Counties.
  • Bryan (16) - December 19, 1793
    Chatham County.
  • McIntosh (17) - December 19, 1793
    Liberty County.
  • Montgomery (18) - December 19, 1793
    Liberty County.
  • Oglethorpe (19) - December 19, 1793
    Wilkes County.
  • Warren (20) - December 19, 1793
    Columbia, Hancock, Richmond and Wilkes Counties.
  • Bulloch (21) - February 8, 1796
    Bryan and Screven Counties.
  • Jackson (22) - February 11, 1796
    Franklin County.
  • Jefferson (23) - February 20, 1796
    Burke and Warren Counties.
  • Lincoln (24) - February 20, 1796
    Wilkes County.
  • Clarke (25) - December 5, 1801
    Jackson County.
  • Tattnall (26) - December 5, 1801
    Montgomery County.
  • Baldwin (27) - May 11, 1803 and June 26, 1806
    Creek cessions of June 16, 1802 and November 14, 1805, an original County.
  • Wayne (28) - May 11, 1803
    Creek cession of June 16, 1802, an original County.
  • Wilkinson (29) - May 11, 1803 and June 26, 1806
    Creek cessions of June 16, 1802 and November 14, 1805, an original County.
  • Jones (30) - December 10, 1807
    Baldwin County.
  • Laurens (31) - December 10, 1807
    Wilkinson County.
  • Morgan (32) - December 10, 1807
    Baldwin County.
  • Putnam (33) - December 10, 1807
    Baldwin County.
  • Jasper (34) - December 10, 1807
    Baldwin County. Jasper County called Randolph County between 1807-1812. Name changed to Jasper in 1812.
  • Telfair (35) - December 10, 1807
    Wilkinson County.
  • Pulaski (36) - December 13, 1808
    Laurens County.
  • Twiggs (37) - December 14, 1809
    Wilkinson County.
  • Madison (38) - December 5, 1811
    Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Jackson and Oglethorpe Counties.
  • Emanuel (39) - December 10, 1812
    Bulloch and Montgomery Counties.
  • Appling (40) - December 15, 1818
    Creek cessions of August 9, 1814 and January 22, 1818, an original County.
  • Early (41) - December 15, 1818
    Creek cession of August 9, 1814, an original County.
  • Gwinnett (42) - December 15, 1818 and December 19, 1818
    Cherokee cession of July 8, 1817 and Creek cession of January 22, 1818, an original County.
  • Habersham (43) - December 15, 1818 and December 19, 1818
    Cherokee cessions of July 8, 1817 and February 27, 1819, an original County.
  • Hall (44) - December 15, 1818 and December 19, 1818
    Cherokee cessions of July 8, 1817 and February 27, 1819, an original County.
  • Irwin (45) - December 15, 1818
    Creek cessions of August 9, 1814 and January 22, 1818, an original County.
  • Walton (46) - Decenber 15, 1818 and December 19, 1818
    Creek cession of January 22, 1818, an original County.
  • Rabun (47) - December 21, 1819
    Cherokee cession of February 27, 1819, an original County.
  • Dooly (48) - May 15, 1821
    Creek cession of January 8, 1821, an original County.
  • Fayette (49) - May 15, 1821
    Creek cession of January 8, 1821, an original County.
  • Henry (50) - May 15, 1821
    Creek cession of January 8, 1821, an original County.
  • Houston (51) - May 15, 1821
    Creek cession of January 8, 1821, an original County.
  • Monroe (52) - May 15, 1821
    Creek cession of January 8, 1821, an original County.
  • Newton (53) - December 24, 1821
    Henry, Jasper and Walton.
  • Bibb (54) - December 9, 1822
    Houston, Jones, Monroe and Twiggs.
  • Crawford (55) - December 9, 1822
    Houston.
  • DeKalb (56) - December 9, 1822
    Fayette, Gwinnett and Henry.
  • Pike (57) - December 9, 1822
    Monroe.
  • Decatur (58) - December 8, 1823
    Early.
  • Upson (59) - December 15, 1824
    Crawford and Pike.
  • Ware (60) - December 15, 1824
    Appling.
  • Baker (61) - December 12, 1825
    Early.
  • Lowndes (62) - December 23, 1825
    Irwin.
  • Thomas (63) - December 23, 1825
    Decatur and Irwin.
  • Butts (64) - December 24, 1825
    Henry and Monroe.
  • Taliaferro (65) - December 24, 1825
    Greene, Hancock, Oglethorpe, Warren and Wilkes.
  • Carroll (66) - June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826
    Creek cessions of January 24, 1826, March 31, 1826 and November 15, 1827, an original County.
  • Coweta (67) - June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826
    Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826, an original County.
  • Lee (68) - June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826
    Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826, an original County.
  • Muscogee (69) - June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826
    Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826, an Original County.
  • Troup (70) - June 9, 1825 and December 11, 1826
    Creek cessions of January 24, 1826 and March 31, 1826, an original County.
  • Harris (71) - December 14, 1827
    Muscogee and Troup.
  • Marion (72) - December 14, 1827
    Lee and Muscogee.
  • Meriwether (73) - December 14, 1827
    Troup.
  • Talbot (74) - December 14, 1827
    Muscogee.
  • Randolph (75) - December 20, 1828
    Lee.
  • Heard (76) - December 22, 1830
    Carroll, Coweta and Troup.
  • Stewart (77) - December 23, 1830
    Randolph.
  • Sumter (78) - December 26, 1831
    Lee.
  • Cherokee (79) - December 21, 1830, December 24, 1831 and December 26, 1831
    Cherokee cession of December 29, 1835 and U.S. Treaty (Act pert. to actual removal), an original County.
  • Bartow (80) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee. Bartow originally named Cass; name changed December 6, 1861.
  • Cobb (81) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Floyd (82) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Forsyth (83) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Gilmer (84) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Lumpkin (85) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee, Habersham and Hall.
  • Murray (86) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Paulding (87) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Union (88) - December 3, 1832
    Cherokee.
  • Walker (89) - December 18, 1833
    Murray.
  • Macon (90) - December 14, 1837
    Houston and Marion.
  • Dade (91) - December 25, 1837
    Walker.
  • Chattooga (92) - December 28, 1838
    Floyd and Walker.
  • Gordon (93) - February 13, 1850
    Bartow (Cass) and Floyd.
  • Clinch (94) - February 14, 1850
    Lowndes and Ware.
  • Polk (95) - December 20, 1851
    Floyd and Paulding.
  • Spalding (96) - December 20, 1851
    Fayette, Henry and Pike.
  • Whitfield (97) - December 30, 1851
    Murray.
  • Taylor (98) - December 15, 1852
    Macon, Marion and Talbot.
  • Catoosa (99) - December 5, 1853
    Walker and Whitfield.
  • Pickens (100) - December 5, 1853
    Cherokee and Gilmer.
  • Hart (101) - December 7, 1853
    Elbert and Franklin.
  • Dougherty (102) - December 15, 1853
    Baker.
  • Webster (103) - December 16, 1853
    Stewart. Webster originally named Kinchfoonee; name changed February 21, 1856.
  • Fulton (104) - December 20, 1853
    DeKalb.
  • Campbell (104C) - December 20, 1828
    Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb and Fayette. Merged into Fulton January 1, 1932.
  • Milton (104M) - December 18, 1857
    Cherokee, Cobb and Forsyth. Merged into Fulton January 1, 1932.
  • Worth (105) - December 20, 1853
    Dooly and Irwin.
  • Fannin (106) - January 21, 1854
    Gilmer and Union.
  • Coffee (107) - February 9, 1854
    Clinch, Irwin, Telfair and Ware.
  • Chattahoochee (108) - February 13, 1854
    Marion and Muscogee.
  • Clay (109) - February 16, 1854
    Early and Randolph.
  • Charlton (110) - February 18, 1854
    Camden.
  • Calhoun (111) - February 20, 1854
    Baker and Early.
  • Haralson (112) - January 26, 1856
    Carroll and Polk.
  • Terrell (113) - February 16, 1856
    Lee and Randolph.
  • Berrien (114) - February 25, 1856
    Coffee, Irwin and Lowndes.
  • Colquitt (115) - February 25, 1856
    Lowndes and Thomas.
  • Miller (116) - February 26, 1856
    Baker and Early.
  • Towns (117) - March 6, 1856
    Rabun and Union.
  • Dawson (118) - December 3, 1857
    Gilmer and Lumpkin.
  • Pierce (119) - December 18, 1857
    Appling and Ware.
  • Glascock (120) - December 19, 1857
    Warren.
  • Mitchell (121) - December 21, 1857
    Baker.
  • Schley (122) - December 22, 1857
    Marion and Sumter.
  • White (123) - December 22, 1857
    Habersham.
  • Wilcox (124) - December 22, 1857
    Dooly, Irwin and Pulaski.
  • Clayton (125) - November 30, 1858
    Fayette and Henry.
  • Quitman (126) - December 10, 1858
    Randolph and Stewart.
  • Banks (127) - December 11, 1858
    Franklin and Habersham.
  • Brooks (128) - December 11, 1858
    Lowndes and Thomas.
  • Johnson (129) - December 11, 1858
    Emanuel, Laurens and Washington.
  • Echols (130) - December 13, 1858
    Clinch and Lowndes.
  • Douglas (131) - October 17, 1870
    Campbell and Carroll.
  • McDuffie (132) - October 18, 1870
    Columbis and Warren.
  • Rockdale (133) - October 18, 1870
    Henry and Newton.
  • Dodge (134) - October 26, 1870
    Montgomery, Pulaski and Telfair.
  • Oconee (135) - February 25, 1875
    Clarke.
  • Crisp (136) - August 17, 1905
    Dooly.
  • Grady (137) - August 17, 1905
    Decatur and Thomas.
  • Jenkins (138) - August 17, 1905
    Bulloch, Burke, Emanuel and Screven.
  • Tift (139) - August 17, 1905
    Berrien, Irwin and Worth.
  • Jeff Davis (140) - August 18, 1905
    Appling and Coffee.
  • Stephens (141) - August 18, 1905
    Franklin and Habersham.
  • Toombs (142) - August 18, 1905
    Emanuel, Montgomery and Tattnall.
  • Turner (143) - August 18, 1905
    Dooly, Irwin, Wilcox and Worth.
  • Ben Hill (144) - July 31, 1906
    Irwin and Wilcox.
  • Bleckley (145) - July 30, 1912
    Pulaski.
  • Wheeler (146) - August 14, 1912
    Montgomery.
  • Barrow (147) - July 7, 1914
    Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton.
  • Candler (148) - July 14, 1914
    Bulloch, Emanuel and Tattnall.
  • Bacon (149) - July 27, 1914
    Appling, Pierce and Ware.
  • Evans (150) - August 11, 1914
    Bulloch and Tattnall.
  • Atkinson (151) - August 15, 1917
    Clinch and Coffee.
  • Treutlen (152) - August 21, 1917
    Emanuel and Montgomery.
  • Cook (153) - July 30, 1918
    Berrien.
  • Seminole (154) - July 8, 1920
    Decatur and Early.
  • Lanier (155) - August 7, 1920
    Berrien, Clinch and Lowndes.
  • Brantley (156) - August 14, 1920
    Charlton, Pierce and Wayne.
  • Long (157) - August 14, 1920
    Liberty.
  • Lamar (158) August 17, 1920
    Monroe and Pike.
  • Peach (159) - July 18, 1924
    Houston and Macon.

Contributed by: Wayne and Judy Dasher