Charlton County

Charlton County was designated in 1854 from parts of Appling and Wayne counties and named for Senator Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Folkston, the county seat, was named for the Folks family, prominent citizens of the area. A large part of the county lies in the Okefenokee Swamp. As late as 1832 settlers were contending with ele­ments of Creek and Seminole Indian tribes that raided this frontier.

Contact Information

Address 68 Kingsland, Suite B, Folkston GA 31537
Telephone 912.496.2549
Fax 912.496.1156

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Charlton 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 10848 (State Rank: 122)
Incorporated Millage Rage 17
Unincorporated Millage Rate 17
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15.43
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 32.43
Total Unincorporated 32.43


County Officials