Pulaski County, Georgia

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Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 9,588. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,843.[1] The county seat is Hawkinsville.[2]

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History

Pulaski County was created by and act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 13, 1808 from a portion of Laurens County. In 1870, Dodge County was partially created from a section of Pulaski County by another legislative act. In 1912, the northwestern half of Pulaski County was used to create Bleckley County via a constitutional amendment approved by Georgia voters.

The County was named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski of Poland who fought and died for United States independence in the American Revolutionary War.

The capital of the Creek Nation was in the Pulaski area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 250 square miles (647 km²), of which 247 square miles (641 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.99%) is water.

Major highways

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