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Georgia CountiesGeorgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.
Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
Twiggs County, Georgia
Twiggs County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Georgia's 37th county was named for General John Twiggs, a prominent leader in the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Twiggs County was created in 1809, taking its territory from Wilkinson County. Georgia's 37th county was named for General John Twiggs, a prominent leader in the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars.
Points of Interest
Industrial development in the county centers on the mining and production of kaolin. There are 36 mines and 3,797 acres used for kaolin and sand. Kaolin is the white clay-like mineral used for ceramics and refractories. Timber is the largest agricultural product.
Dudley Mays Hughes, from Twiggs County, was a four-time member of Congress and the co-author of the Smith Hughes Vocational Education Bill in 1917. This law provided federal aid for vocational education in such areas as agriculture and various technical skills.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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