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White County



Courthouse
LocationCleveland
Date Built1964
Architecture StyleModern
DesignerUnknown
Seat InformationCleveland [named in honor of Maj. Benjamin Cleveland, a hero of the American Revolution's Battle of Kings Mountain who was an early settler of Habersham County]. Settled in 1857 and incorporated by the General Assembly on Aug. 18, 1870.
Courthouse DetailsThe original White County courthouse was built in Cleveland in 1859. When the current courthouse was occupied in 1964, the old building was converted into a museum.
County Data
Population27,144
Population 200019,944
Population Growth36.1
County SeatCleveland
County Area242.2 Square Miles
Location MapWhite County Location Map
History

White County was created from Habersham County on Dec. 22, 1857, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1857, p. 44). Georgia’s 125th county was named for Newton County state representative David T. White, who helped get legislation creating the county passed.

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 27,144
2000 19,944
1990 13,006
1980 10,120
1970 7,742
1960 6,935
1950 5,951
1940 6,417
1930 6,056
1920 6,105
1910 5,110
1900 5,912
1890 6,151
1880 5,341
1870 4,606
1860 3,315