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Telfair County, Georgia



Contact Information

Mailing Address   91 Telfair Avenue, Suite A, McRae, GA 31055
Telephone   229.868.5688
Fax   229.868.7950
Google Map   Launch Google Satellite Map

County Data

Snapshot    County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census    Telfair County County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets    County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia    County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wage & Salaries    Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market    Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax    Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax    Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population   13355 (State Rank: 112)
Incorporated Millage Rate   13,199
Unincorporated Millage Rate   13,199
County Bond   0
School Maintenance/Operations   15,99
School Bond   0
Total Incorporated   29,189
Total Unincorporated   29,189

County Name and Origin

Telfair County was designated in 1807 with territory taken from Wilkinson County. It is named for Governor Edward Telfair who was born in Scotland, championed the colonies' complaints against King George III and served as a delegate to the Council of Safety and to the Continental Congress. He was twice governor of Georgia. McRae, the county seat, is named for a pioneer Scot family of the area. Most of the early settlers here were immigrants from Scotland, Presbyterians who had come first to North Carolina and then moved south to obtain better lands.

County Officials

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