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Old 04-10-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Evans, GA is not in Evans County, either.

I suppose it's not that much of a revelation, but GA has more counties than any other state east of the Mississippi.
Actually, only Texas has more counties.

Hartwell is the county seat of Hart County.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Actually, only Texas has more counties.

Hartwell is the county seat of Hart County.
Good catch. Needed that on my list. Got the -ville, -ton and -burg suffixes represented.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Good catch. Needed that on my list. Got the -ville, -ton and -burg suffixes represented.
Found another one: Greene/Greensboro.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Here is a nice, succinct write up on all 159 counties and how they came to be:

http://www.accg.org/library/County%2...%20Origins.pdf
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Found another one: Greene/Greensboro.
Lincolnton = Lincoln County, GA.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Lincolnton = Lincoln County, GA.
was making a list of the different suffixes as I had Carroll/Carrollton. There is also:

Talbot/Talbotton
Elbert/Elberton
Tift/Tifton
Warren/Warrenton

There are several -villes but surprisingly they are outnumbered by the -tons:

Fayette/Fayetteville
Thomas/Thomasville
Douglas/Douglasville
Dawson/Dawsonville

Irwinville was the former county seat of Irwin County but was replaced by Ocilla. Cassville was the seat of Cass County prior to it being decimated in the Civil War, Cass was renamed Bartow and the county seat moved to Cartersville. Campbellton was the original county seat of Campbell County that merged with Fulton in the 30s but had been supplanted by Fairburn as the seat. The name of Milton County that also merged with Fulton has been re-established with the new city of Milton.

Hartwell, Greensboro and Leesburg are the only ones using those suffixes as far as I can tell.

There is a Franklin Springs in Franklin County but it is not the county seat. There are probably other examples of towns or communities other than the county seat using the county name. A dollar to anyone who can think of others. Or any county/county seat combos I missed.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Need to save my $$$ so got my map out and found Waresboro in Ware County....
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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This is totally unrelated, but I've always been amused by the fact that the Fayette County towns of Tyrone and Brooks are also the name of State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:04 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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When Campbell County still existed, its seat was Campbellton until 1870 when it was moved to Fairburn. Neither the town nor the county still remain.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I saw a Habersham on my Rand McNally in Habersham County. However, cannot find anything on line to confirm its existence. Clarkesville is the county seat.
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