Atkinson County, Georgia

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Atkinson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia, and was formed in 1917 from parts of Coffee and Clinch Counties. As of 2000, the population was 7,609. The 2007 Census Estimate placed the population at 8,223.[1] The county seat is Pearson.[2]

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History

The county is named for William Yates Atkinson, Democratic governor of Georgia from 1894 to 1898.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (891.0 km2), of which 338 square miles (875.4 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.76%) is water.

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