Grady County, Georgia

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Grady County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 23,659. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 25,042.[1] The county seat is Cairo.[2]

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History

Grady County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on August 17, 1905, from portions of Decatur and Thomas counties.

The County is named for Henry W. Grady, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and noted orator.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 460 square miles (1,191.4 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,186.2 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.48%) is water.

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