Hancock County

Hancock County got its territory from Greene and Washington counties in 1793. Its name honors John Hancock whose signature heads the list of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Hancock had presided over the Continental Congress. Sparta, the county seat, was named for the ancient Greek city, probably because its early residents realized they would need Spartan characteristics to survive so near hostile Indian territory and so far from supportive neighbors. This county remained a troubled frontier for 40 years before more westerly lands were ceded to the State of Georgia and settled.

Contact Information

Address 12630 Broad Street, Sparta GA 31087
Telephone 706.444.5746
Fax 706.444.6221
Website http://www.hancockcountyga.gov

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Hancock 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 9440 (State Rank: 132)
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Unincorporated Millage Rate
County Bond
School Maintenance/Operations
School Bond
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County Officials