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Elbert County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationElberton
Date Built1894
Architecture StyleRomanesque Revival
DesignerReuben H. Hunt
Seat InformationWhat was first known as Elbertville was designated county seat in 1790 and later incorporated by the legislature on Dec. 10, 1803, as Elberton.
Courthouse Details
County Data
Population20,166
Population 200020,511
Population Growth-1.7
County SeatElberton
County Area374.6 Square Miles
Location MapElbert County Location Map
History

Elbert County was created from Wilkes County on Dec. 10, 1790 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1790, p. 10). Georgia’s 13th county was named for Gen. Samuel Elbert, who commanded Continental forces in Georgia during the American Revolution and subsequently served as govenor (1785-86).

Portions of Elbert County were used to help create Madison County (1811) and Hart County (1853).

Web SiteVisit Web Site
Legal OrganThe Elberton Star
Chamber of Commerce Web SiteVisit Web Site
Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 20,166
2000 20,511
1990 18,949
1980 18,758
1970 17,262
1960 17,835
1950 18,585
1940 19,618
1930 18,485
1920 23,905
1910 24,125
1900 19,729
1890 15,376
1880 12,957
1870 9,249
1860 10,433
1850 12,959
1840 11,125
1830 12,543
1820 11,788
1810 12,156
1800 10,094