Mitchell County

Mitchell County was carved out of Baker County in 1857. Historians give two references for its name: either General David B. Mitchell, twice governor of Georgia; or General Henry Mitchell who had been a state senator from this county. The county seat of Camilla is believed to be named for David Mitchell's daughter. Pelham, another municipality, is named for Confederate Major John Pelham who commanded Jeb Stuart's horse artillery while still in his teens.

Contact Information

Address 26 North Court Avenue, Camilla GA 31730
Telephone 229.336.2000
Fax 229.336.2003

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Mitchell 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 24073 (State Rank: 75)
Incorporated Millage Rage 18.339
Unincorporated Millage Rate 18.339
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 12.984
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 31.323
Total Unincorporated 31.323


County Officials