Chattooga County

Chattooga County was created in 1838 from parts of Walker and Floyd counties and is named for its principal river. Summerville is the county seat, but the origin of its name is uncertain. Within Chattooga County territory was the home of the famous Cherokee Sequoyah who invented his nation's alphabet, thus advancing his people through use of a writ­ten language.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 211, Summerville GA 30747
Telephone 706.857.0700
Fax 706.857.0742

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Chattooga County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 26801 (State Rank: 67)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.522
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.315
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 9.768
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 20.29
Total Unincorporated 18.083


County Officials