Wilcox County, Georgia

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Wilcox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 8,577. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 8,613.[1] The county seat is Abbeville.[2]

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History

It is unclear whether Wilcox County is named for General Mark Wilcox, a Georgia state legislator and one of the founders of the Georgia Supreme Court, or if it is named for his son John Wilcox. The formation of the county was led by Norman McDuffie of Pulaski County, Georgia. It was formed on December 22, 1857 from parts of Irwin, Pulaski, and Dooly counties.

Jefferson Davis, President of The Confederate States of America spent his last night in Wilcox County, before being captured by Union troops. His capture marked the end of the Confederacy.

Geography

Census Information

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 383 square miles (993 km²), of which 380 square miles (985 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) (0.78%) is water.

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