Barrow County

Barrow County was created in 1914 to settle a dispute among three counties: Gwinnett, Walton and Jackson. The City of Winder, the county seat, was located at the juncture of the three counties, and residents were plagued with disputed taxes and business affairs related to uncertain boundaries. The state legislature solved the problems by creating a county around Winder, formerly known as "Jug Tavern," and naming it for David Crenshaw Barrow, chancellor and popular instructor at the University of Georgia.

Contact Information

Address 233 East Broad Street, Winder GA 30680
Telephone 770.307.3005
Fax 770.307.3141

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Barrow 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 70073 (State Rank: 31)
Incorporated Millage Rage 16.52
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.338
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 18.5
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 35.02
Total Unincorporated 27.838


County Officials