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Oconee County Georgia Place Names 

Towns and Communities


Place Name Shown on Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties Maps Other Information
Barnett Shoals 1955
Bishop 1895, 1899, 1904, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001b on current map
Bobo none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.17
Bogart 1899, 1904, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001b on current map
Candy 1910, 1915
Delano none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.39
Eastville 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001b on current map
Elder 1895, 1899, 1915
Farmington 1883, 1885, 1885b, 1895, 1899, 1904, 1910, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001b on current map
Felsen 1915
Fort Edwards none Krakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.82
Garwood 1899
Gould none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.61
High Shoals 1895, 1899, 1915, 1955 on current map
Klein 1915
Mars Hill District none Goff, Placenames of Georgia, p. 26
McNutt 1885, 1895
North High Shoals none Krakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.164
Osceola 1883, 1885b
Rose Hill none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.126
Rutherford 1910, 1915
Salem 1883, 1885b
Sidney 1899, 1915
Sims Town none Krakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.210
Soreca 1915
Turpin none USGS Historical Place
Watkinsville 1883, 1885, 1885b, 1895, 1899, 1904, 1910, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001b current county seat of Oconee County
Wayne's Mills none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.153
Wesley none Hemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia...p.154
Source:
© Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
 

City of Watkinsville

Watkinsville, the county seat of Oconee County, was incorporated as a town December 14, 1815. At one time, Watkinsville was the county seat of Clarke County until it moved to the present site of Athens. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, south of Watkinsville, is one of only a few remaining covered bridges in Georgia. Built in the late 1800's, it was recently restored and is one of the last wooden bridges still being used on a public road. Watkinsville's Eagle Tavern, the county welcome center, displays furnishings typical of frontier life in the late 1700s. The house was a hotel and tavern for travelers from Madison and Greensboro. According to 2000 Census, the City of Watkinsville had a population of 2,097 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 31.1%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.
The Local Newspaper is the Oconee Enterprise
 
     
                                                                 The Eagle Tavern                                               Elder Mill Covered Bridge
 
 

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