Quitman County


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Quitman County was created from Randolph and Stewart counties on Dec. 10, 1858, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1858, p. 28).

Georgia's 128th county was named for Gen. John A. Quitman (1799-1858). Quitman had served in the Mexican War and had been governor of Mississippi--but it was his outspoken defense of states rights that made him so popular in Georgia. Five months after Quitman died, the General Assembly named a new county in his honor.

In 2006, citizens of Quitman County and the city of Georgetown voted to consolidate into a single government. The new government of Georgetown-Quitman County became effective in the spring of 2007.

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