Washington County, Georgia

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,187.[1] The county seat is Sandersville.[2] The county was established on February 25, 1784. It was named for Revolutionary War general (and afterward President of the United States) George Washington.[3]

County in Georgia, United States
For counties with a similar name, see Washington County (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Washington, Georgia.

U.S. county in Georgia
Washington County

County courthouse

Location within the U.S. state of Georgia

Georgia’s location within the U.S.


Country  United States
State  Georgia
Founded February 25, 1784; 237 years ago (1784)
Named for George Washington
Seat Sandersville
Largest city Sandersville

  Total 684 sq mi (1,770 km2)
  Land 678 sq mi (1,760 km2)
  Water 5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  0.9%%


  Density 31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 10th
Website washingtoncountyga.gov

. . . Washington County, Georgia . . .

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 684 square miles (1,770 km2), of which 678 square miles (1,760 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

The western portion of Washington County, west of a north-to-south line running through Sandersville, is located in the Lower Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The northeastern portion of the county, north of Riddleville, is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin, while the southeastern portion, centered on Harrison, is located in the Ohoopee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin.[5]

. . . Washington County, Georgia . . .

This article is issued from web site Wikipedia. The original article may be a bit shortened or modified. Some links may have been modified. The text is licensed under “Creative Commons – Attribution – Sharealike” [1] and some of the text can also be licensed under the terms of the “GNU Free Documentation License” [2]. Additional terms may apply for the media files. By using this site, you agree to our Legal pages . Web links: [1] [2]

. . . Washington County, Georgia . . .