White County

White County was organized in 1857. Two previous attempts to pull land from Habersham for a new county had failed. It was not until State Representative David T. White of Newton County lent his support that the creating act was passed. Subsequently, the new county bears his name. The county seat, Cleveland, is named for Colonel Ben Cleveland who fought in the Revolutionary War. In the broad Nacoochee Valley of White County remains of Gauxule, an ancient Cherokee Indian town, were found, a site visited by DeSoto. Other artifacts around the area are attributed to an ancient, unidentified race.

Contact Information

Address 59 South Main Street, Suite A, Cleveland GA 30528
Telephone 706.865.2235
Fax 706.865.1324
Website http://www.whitecounty.net

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census White 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 25299 (State Rank: 70)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.19
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.19
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.65
School Bond 0.339
Total Incorporated 24.179
Total Unincorporated 24.179


County Officials