Oconee County, Georgia

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Oconee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 25, 1875. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,225. Census estimates for 2007 show a population of 31,367.[1] The county seat is Watkinsville.[2]

Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Progressive Farmer rated Oconee County as third best in the list of 2006 "Best Places to Live" in the U.S., one of two places to place in the top ten two years running.



Oconee County was created from the southwestern part of Clarke County in 1875 by the Georgia General Assembly. The new county was created to satisfy southwestern Clarke County residents' demand for their own county after the county seat was moved from Watkinsville to Athens by the General Assembly in 1872. It is named for the river flowing along part of its eastern border, whose name in turn comes from a Native American word meaning "spring of the hills."


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 482 km² (186 mi²). 481 km² (186 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water.

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