Banks County

Banks County was created by legislative act in 1858. Its territory had been on the border oft "he Cherokee Indian Nation since the Treaty of Augusta in 1783. It is named for a circuit-riding physician, Dr. Richard Banks of Gainesville, who treated not only settlers of the area, but their Cherokee neighbors when smallpox struck. Banks County land had been part of Habersham and Franklin counties.

Contact Information

Address 150 Hudson Ridge, Suite 1, Homer GA 30547
Telephone 706.677.6200
Fax 706.677.4330

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Banks 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 16760 (State Rank: 98)
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Unincorporated Millage Rate
County Bond
School Maintenance/Operations
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County Officials