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This Day in Georgia History

March 06, 1856

Towns County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation creating Towns County as Georgia’s 118th county. Created from portions of Rabun and Union counties, the new county was named for George Towns, former Georgia governor (1847-1851) who died two years earlier.

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Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government