Washington County


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Washington County was created on Feb. 25, 1784 by an act of the General Assembly (Marbury & Crawford, 162). Created from Creek and Cherokee land cessions in the treaties of Augusta in May and November 1783, Georgia's 10th county was named for Gen. George Washington, hero of the just-concluded Revolutionary War.

Portions of Washington County were used to create the following counties: Greene (1786), Hancock (1793), Montgomery (1793), Warren (1793), and Johnson (1858).

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