Lamar County, Georgia

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Lamar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 15,912. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 16,961.[1] The county seat is Barnesville.[2]

It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).



The Georgia General Assembly proposed the constitutional amendment to create the county on August 17, 1920, and the citizens of the state voted in favor of the amendment on November 2, 1920.[3] Land from Pike County and Monroe County was then transferred to create Lamar county. Lamar County was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 186 square miles (481 km²), of which 185 square miles (479 km²) is land and 1 square mile (3 km²) (0.52%) is water.

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