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This Day in Georgia History

February 03, 1786

Greene County Created

Gov. Edward Telfair signed an act creating Greene County as Georgia’s 11th county. Created from portions of Washington County, the county was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Nathanael Greene, who was living in Savannah at the time but died four months later.

Image of Greene County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government