Stephens County

Stephens County was one of four counties created on the same day in 1905. Its land was taken from Habersham and Franklin counties. The name honors Alexander Hamilton Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. He served one year as governor of Georgia before dying in 1882. Toccoa, the county seat, is a Cherokee word meaning "lovely water."

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 386, Toccoa GA 30577
Telephone 706.886.9491
Fax 706.886.2185

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Stephens 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 25493 (State Rank: 69)
Incorporated Millage Rage 11.32
Unincorporated Millage Rate 11.32
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 18.4
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 29.72
Total Unincorporated 29.72


County Officials