Houston County

Houston County was also created from Creek Indian land in 1821. It was named not for Sam Houston of Texas as many assume, but for Governor John Houston of the Revolutionary period. (The name is correctly pronounced House-ton.) He called the first gathering of the Sons of Liberty in 1774, was a member of the Continental Congress and governor from 1778 to 1784. Perry, the county seat, honors Captain Oliver H. Perry who defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Contact Information

Address 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins GA 31088
Telephone 478.542.2115
Fax 478.923.5697
Website http://www.houstoncountyga.com

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Houston 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 133161 (State Rank: 14)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.45
Unincorporated Millage Rate 10.45
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 13.34
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 23.79
Total Unincorporated 23.79

 

County Officials