Hall County, Georgia

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Hall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. In 2000, the population was 139,277. It is included in the Gainesville, Georgia, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explosive growth is evident, with the census estimates for 2009 showing a population of 187,743.[1] The county seat is Gainesville.[2]

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History

Hall County was created on December 15, 1818, from Cherokee lands ceded by the Treaty of Cherokee Agency (1817) and Treaty of Washington (1819).

The County is named for Dr. Lyman Hall, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Georgia as both colony and state.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 429 square miles (1,111.1 km2), of which 394 square miles (1,020.5 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93.2 km2) (8.28%) is water.

The Chattahoochee River gathers strength in Hall County, as immortalized in Sidney Lanier's poem, "Song of the Chattahoochee":

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