Emanuel County

Emanuel County probably has the most disputed boundaries of all the Georgia counties. Designated in 1812, Emanuel was once part of Washington and Effingham counties. Boundary disputes and shifts occurred among Emanuel, Bulloch, Montgomery, Jenkins, Johnson and Toombs counties during much of the 19th century. At one point feud­ing neighbors persuaded legislators to move the boundary so they would not have to live in the same county with each other. The county is named for a former governor, David Emanuel, who served in the Revolutionary War. Swainsboro, the county seat, is named for a local pioneer family. It was incorporated in 1814.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 787, Swainsboro GA 30401
Telephone 478.237.3881
Fax 478.237.2593
Website http://www.emanuelco-ga.gov

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Emanuel 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 22825 (State Rank: 78)
Incorporated Millage Rage 12.234
Unincorporated Millage Rate 12.234
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 26.234
Total Unincorporated 26.234


County Officials