Toombs County

Toombs County was designated in 1905 from portions of Tattnall, Montgomery and Emanuel counties. It is named for General Robert Toombs who had served in both houses of Congress and was likely the most prominent spokesman for secession. He was secretary of state of the Confederacy, a brigadier general and, by his own insistence, "an unpardoned Rebel" in that he had refused amnesty at the end of the war. Lyons, the county seat, was built around a railroad depot on a line connecting Macon and Savannah.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 112, Lyons GA 30436-0112
Telephone 912.526.3311
Fax 912.526.1004

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Toombs 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 28102 (State Rank: 63)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.599
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.599
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 11.492
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 21.091
Total Unincorporated 21.091


County Officials