Harris County

Harris County was created in 1827 from lands formerly part of Muscogee and Troup counties. Savannah Mayor Charles Harris is honored with its naming, and the county seat is named for George W. Hamilton of South Carolina, who championed high tariffs to protect certain American industries, likely ones important to the Harris County area. Harris was the first Georgia county to adopt a commission form of government.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 365, Hamilton GA 31811-0365
Telephone 706.628.4958
Fax 706.628.4223
Website http://www.harriscountyga.gov/

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Harris 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 29447 (State Rank: 58)
Incorporated Millage Rage 7.36
Unincorporated Millage Rate 12.28
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 16.41
School Bond 0.65
Total Incorporated 24.42
Total Unincorporated 29.34


County Officials