Laurens County

Laurens County obtained most of its territory from Wilkinson County in 1807, but the part east of Dublin, the county seat, had been in Washington County until 1811. The name commemorates Colonel John Laurens of South Carolina, aide-de-camp to General George Washington and son of the president of the Continental Congress. After distinguished service at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Savannah and Charleston, Laurens was killed in 1782. Dublin takes its name from the city in Ireland. Many of the early settlers had come from Ireland.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 2011, Dublin GA 31040
Telephone 478.272.4755
Fax 478.272.3895

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Laurens 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 47848 (State Rank: 41)
Incorporated Millage Rage
Unincorporated Millage Rate
County Bond
School Maintenance/Operations
School Bond
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Total Unincorporated


County Officials