White County, Georgia

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White County is a county located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 22, 1857. As of 2000, the population was 19,944. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 25,020.[1] The county seat is Cleveland.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 241 square miles (627 km²), of which 242 square miles (626 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.24%) is water.

Geographic features

The highest point in White County is 4,430-foot Tray Mountain, shared with Towns County to the north. Tray is the 6th-highest mountain peak in Georgia. Another very prominent White County peak is Yonah Mountain, also known as Mount Yonah. This 3,143-foot peak, located between Helen and Cleveland, is dramatically rimmed by sheer cliffs and has the distinction of being the highest point on Georgia's Piedmont Plateau.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

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