Hancock County


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Hancock County was created on Dec. 17, 1793, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1793, p. 22). Created from portions of Greene and Washington counties, Georgia's 15th county was named for John Hancock, a noted leader in the independence movement leading to the American Revolution.

A portion of Hancock County was used to help create Taliaferro County in 1825.

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