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Toombs County



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Source: David Seibert

LocationLyons
Date Built1964
Architecture StyleModern
DesignerW.P. Thompson, Jr.
Seat InformationThe law creating Toombs County provided that Lyons be the county seat. The town was settled in the 1880s or 1890s and became a railroad stop on the Central of Georgia line connecting Albany with Savannah. The town was named for a Mr. Lyons, who reportedly was instrumental in getting the railroad built through the town. Lyons was incorporated by an act of the legislature approved Dec. 9, 1897.
Courthouse DetailsToombs County's first courthouse was a brick structure built in 1906. The building was destroyed by fire in 1917 and rebuilt in 1919. The present courthouse was built several blocks from downtown in 1964.
County Data
Population27,223
Population 200026,067
Population Growth4.4
County SeatLyons
County Area368.7 Square Miles
Location MapToombs County Location Map
History

Toombs County was created on Aug. 18, 1905, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1905, p. 62). Formed from portions of Emanuel, Montgomery, and Tattnall counties, Georgia’s 144th county was named for famous politician and unreconstructed secessionist Gen. Robert Toombs.

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 27,223
2000 26,067
1990 24,072
1980 22,592
1970 19,151
1960 16,837
1950 17,382
1940 16,952
1930 17,165
1920 13,897
1910 11,206