Evans County, Georgia

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Evans County is a county located in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia in an area known as the Magnolia Midlands within the Historic South region. A bill creating the county was passed in the Georgia General Assembly on August 11, 1914, and later, on November 3, 1914, an amendment was ratified by a vote of the people which formally created the county. The current Evans County Courthouse was created in 1923 and, in 1940, the people of Evans County elected their first female sheriff. Later, in the 1950s and 1960s, new growth came to the county with the building of Evans Memorial Hospital and the Claxton-Evans County Airport. In 2000, the population was 10,495; however, the 2007 Census Estimate showed a population of 11,505.[1] The county seat is Claxton.[2]

Evans County is bordered on the northwest by Candler County; on the northeast by Bulloch County; on the east by Bryan County; on the southeast by Liberty County and on the southwest by Tattnall County. The county sits firmly within Georgia's coastal plain region and has predominantly sedimentary rock and red and yellow clays. The Canoochee River is the major body of water flowing through the county.

With a total area of 187 square miles (484.3 km2) Evans County is ranked 145th out of 159 counties in Georgia.[3] There are 57 people per square mile in the county.


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