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Crisp County

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Source: David Seibert

Date Built1950
Architecture StyleModern
DesignerBernard A. Webb
Seat InformationThe 1905 act creating Crisp County designated Cordele as county seat. Cordele originated as a railroad station in 1888. Subsequently, it was incorporated as a town by the General Assembly in an act of Dec. 22, 1888 (Ga. Laws 1888, p. 209). The town was named for Cordelia Hawkins, daughter of Samuel Hawkins, president of the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railroad.
Courthouse DetailsCrisp County's first courthouse, a two-story brick structure, was built in 1907. After this building burned in 1950, the present courthouse was built the same year.
County Data
Population 200021,996
Population Growth6.6
County SeatCordele
County Area281.2 Square Miles
Location MapCrisp County Location Map

Crisp County was created from Dooly County on Aug. 17, 1905 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1905, p. 52). Georgia’s 138th county was named for Charles F. Crisp (1845-1896). Crisp served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1883 until his death.

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Legal OrganThe Cordele Dispatch
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Historical Population
2010 23,439
2000 21,996
1990 20,011
1980 19,489
1970 18,087
1960 17,768
1950 17,663
1940 17,540
1930 17,343
1920 18,914
1910 16,423