Towns County

Towns County territory was taken from Rabun and Union counties, originally part of Cherokee County, in 1856 and is named for George Washington Towns, Georgia governor from 1847 until 1851. Hiawassee, the county seat, has a Cherokee name meaning "meadow." Georgia's highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is in Towns County, and its eastern border follows closely the Appalachian Trail that continues from Fannin County to the State of Maine.

Contact Information

Address 48 River Street, Suite B, Hiawassee GA 30546
Telephone 706.896.2276
Fax 706.896.4628

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Towns 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 11042 (State Rank: 121)
Incorporated Millage Rage 5.58
Unincorporated Millage Rate 5.58
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 4.784
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 10.364
Total Unincorporated 10.364


County Officials