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This Day in Georgia History

December 23, 1825

Thomas and Lowndes Counties Created

Gov. George Troup signed legislation creating Thomas and Lowndes counties. Thomas County, Georgia’s 67th, was created from portions of Decatur and Irwin counties and named for Gen. Jett Thomas, a hero of the War of 1812. Lowndes County, Georgia’s 68th, was created from portions of Irwin County and named for William Lowndes, a noted South Carolina politician who died after being nominated for vice president of the U.S.