Early County

Early County was designated in 1818 directly from Creek Indian land. Subsequent divisions of territory allowed for the creation of Clay, Calhoun, Dougherty, Mitchell, Gray, Decatur, Miller and Seminole coun­ties. It was named for Peter Early, governor of Georgia, member of Congress and judge of the Ocmulgee Circuit. Blakely, the county seat, is named for Captain Johnston Blakely, commander of the sloop Wasp during the War of 1812.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 693, Blakely GA 39823-0693
Telephone 229.723.4304
Fax 229.723.8684
Website http://www.early.k12.ga.us/earlycounty/

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Early 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 11713 (State Rank: 115)
Incorporated Millage Rage 12.02
Unincorporated Millage Rate 11.7
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 15
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 27.02
Total Unincorporated 26.7


County Officials