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This Day in Georgia History

December 13, 1858

Echols County Created

Gov. Joseph E. Brown signed legislation creating Echols County as Georgia’s 132nd county. Created from Clinch and Lowndes counties, the new county was named for Brig. Gen. Robert Echols, a Georgian who died during the Mexican War.

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