Oglethorpe County

Oglethorpe County is named for General James Edward Oglethorpe who established Georgia as a colony. Wilkes and Washington counties gave up territory to Oglethorpe County in 1793. Lexington, the county seat, bears the name of a Revolutionary War battle in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 261, Lexington GA 30648
Telephone 706.743.5270
Fax 706.743.8371
Website http://www.onlineoglethorpe.com/

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Oglethorpe 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 14106 (State Rank: 107)
Incorporated Millage Rate 9.063
Unincorporated Millage Rate 7.679
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 17.2
School Bond 1.49
Total Incorporated 27.753
Total Unincorporated 26.369


County Officials