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County Formed December 19, 1857
County Seat Gibson
Incorporated Cities Edgehill, Gibson and Mitchell
Total Area 144.499264 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 2556 to its current population estimate of 3053, the county has experienced a growth change of 497.

The Glascock County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other interesting historic sites include the Kelley House (1880), the Victorian Peebles Home (1890), and the James Kelley/Sherman Harris place (1828).

Gibson was named for Judge William Gibson, a former Colonel in the Confederate Army, who donated $500 for the first public building (the courthouse) in Glascock County.

Points of Interest

Within Hamburg State Park is an industrial museum located in a 1920 water-turbine powered gin and milling complex.

The Ogeechee River, which forms a portion of the western boundary of the county, provides a wide variety of recreational activities. Rocky Comfort Creek also provides fishing and camping.

The county has one kaolin mining and processing plant. Farming and forestry are the dominant sectors of the economy.

Annual Events

Hamburg State Park is the location of the Hamburg Harvest Festival, held each September.

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State of Georgia

Community Stage, Mitchell

Town Square, Downtown Gibson

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