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Wilkes County, Georgia


Wilkes County administrative offices are located at 23 Court Street, Washington, GA 30673; phone: 706-678-2511.

Wilkes was one of Georgia's original 7 counties, created in 1777. It is named for John Wilkes [1725-1797], a British parliamentarian who supported colonists' issues prior to the Revolutionary War. Between 1790 and 1854 all or part of 9 counties were created from land originally part of Wilkes.

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