Heard County

Heard County 's territory was taken from Carroll, Coweta and Troup counties in 1830, and named for Stephen Heard of what is now Richmond County. He had been a relentless fighter against Tories dur­ing the Revolutionary War and at one time was acting governor of Georgia. When Tories captured the new state capital at Augusta, Heard moved the government and its documents to Heard's Fort. He was captured at the Battle of Kettle Creek, tried and condemned for sedition, but escaped jail with assistance from a family servant. The county seat, Franklin, is named for Benjamin Franklin.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 40, Franklin GA 30217-0040
Telephone 706.675.3821
Fax 706.675.2493
Website http://www.heardcountyga.com/

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Heard 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 11476 (State Rank: 118)
Incorporated Millage Rage 6.94
Unincorporated Millage Rate 6.94
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.27
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 22.21
Total Unincorporated 22.21

 

County Officials