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County Formed February 14,1850
County Seat Homerville
Incorporated Cities Argyle, Dupont, Fargo and Homerville
Total Area 824.228548 square miles

History

From its county population in 2000 of 6863 to its current population estimate of 6831, the county has experienced a growth change of -32.

Clinch County was named for Duncan Lamont Clinch, a veteran of the War of 1812 (1812-15) and later a Georgia congressman who was defeated in the 1847 gubernatorial campaign.

The county seat is Homerville, which began as a stagecoach stop and was first incorporated in 1869. The town became important to the developing turpentine industry, and several major sawmills were established in and around Homerville after the Civil War.

Points of Interest

Places of interest include Stephen C. Foster State Park, inside the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to numerous mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, many of which can be seen from the trails.

Notable Citizens

One notable person from Clinch County is the well-known actor/author/playwright, Ossie Davis, who was born in Cogdell.

Annual Events

The largest festival in the county is the Timberland Jubilee, held each spring to showcase the contributions the timber industry has made to the local economy.

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State of Georgia



Homerville Municipal Complex


Huxford Genealogical Library


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