Charlton County, Georgia

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Charlton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 10,282. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 10,609.[1] The county seat is Folkston.[2]

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History

Charlton County was created from a portion of Camden County, Georgia by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 18, 1854. Additional lands from Ware County, Georgia, were added to Charlton's borders by an 1855 act of the General Assembly. In 1856, an additional legistlative act redefined the Charlton/Camden borders again with each county ceding land to the other.[3]

The County is named for Robert Milledge Charlton, an U. S. Senator from Georgia.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 783 square miles (2,028.0 km2), of which 781 square miles (2,022.8 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.28%) is water. It is the southernmost county in Georgia. A large portion of the county lies within the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected areas.

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