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Harris County



Courthouse
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Source: David Seibert

LocationHamilton
Date Built1908
Architecture StyleNeoclassical Revival
DesignerE.C. Hosford
Seat InformationHamilton [incorporated and designated county seat on Dec. 20, 1828; named for South Carolina governor James Hamilton, Jr., a strong advocate of states rights who became active in the movement in South Carolina to nullify the Tariff of 1828].
Courthouse DetailsA log building was used as county courthouse until l831, when a more permanent structure was completed. This second building served until the present courthouse was built in 1908. This courthouse is notable for its six-column facade.
County Data
Population32,024
Population 200023,695
Population Growth35.2
County SeatHamilton
County Area473.0 Square Miles
Location MapHarris County Location Map
History

Harris County was created from Muscogee and Troup counties on Dec. 14, 1827 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws, 1827, p. 69). Georgia’s 72nd county was named for noted Savannah lawyer and mayor Charles Harris.

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Legal OrganThe Harris County Journal
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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 32,024
2000 23,695
1990 17,788
1980 15,464
1970 11,520
1960 11,167
1950 11,265
1940 11,428
1930 11,140
1920 15,775
1910 17,886
1900 18,009
1890 16,797
1880 15,758
1870 13,284
1860 13,736
1850 14,721
1840 13,933
1830 5,105