Terrell County

Terrell County was created from Randolph and Lee counties in 1856. It is named for Dr. William Terrell of Sparta who had served in both the state legislature and in Congress. Dawson, the county seat, is named for another legislator and jurist, William C. Dawson. Near the close of the Civil War Governor Joseph Brown arranged organization of "Exile Camp" near Dawson to shelter some 300 refugees from Atlanta. A short time later Union troops were quartered there and are remembered for their kind behavior toward the refugees and local citizens.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 525, Dawson GA 39842
Telephone 229.995.4476
Fax 229.995.4320
Website http://www.terrellcountygeorgia.com

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Terrell 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 10293 (State Rank: 125)
Incorporated Millage Rage 14.8
Unincorporated Millage Rate 14.8
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 16.484
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 31.284
Total Unincorporated 31.284


County Officials