Lamar County

Lamar County nearest the geographical center of Georgia, it came into being in 1920 with partition of lands formerly in Pike and Monroe coun­ties. The new county was named for Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, a Confederate colonel, member of Congress and United States senator before being appointed secretary of the interior by President Grover Cleveland. He was eventually made a Supreme Court justice. The coun­ty seat, Barnesville, derives its name from Gideon Barnes who estab­lished a tavern and stagecoach stop there in 1820.

Contact Information

Address 408 Thomaston Street, Suite E, Barnesville GA 30204
Telephone 770.358.5146
Fax 770.358.5149

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Lamar 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 17000 (State Rank: 97)
Incorporated Millage Rage 8.942
Unincorporated Millage Rate 8.942
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.8
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 24.742
Total Unincorporated 24.742


County Officials