Wilkes County

Wilkes County was one of the original counties created from Indian lands in 1773. It was designated a county in 1777 and thereafter divided many times to form other counties. The name pays homage to John Wilkes who had championed colonists' issues in the British House of Commons prior to the Revolutionary War. The county seat, Washington, is thought to be the first town in America to be named for the first president.

Contact Information

Address 23 Court Street, Room 222, Washington GA 30673
Telephone 706.678.2511
Fax 706.678.3033
Website http://www.washingtonwilkes.org

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Wilkes 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 10282 (State Rank: 126)
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Unincorporated Millage Rate
County Bond
School Maintenance/Operations
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County Officials