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County Formed May 15, 1821
County Seat Perry
Incorporated Cities Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins
Total Area 379.866255 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 111257 to its current population estimate of 149111, the county has experienced a growth change of 37854.

Houston County (pronounced House-ton), the 51st county formed in Georgia, was created in 1821. Originally part of the Creek nation's land, the county was named for John Houston, a member of the Continental Congress and Governor of Georgia from 1778 to 1784.

Perry is named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry, the naval officer who said "We have met the enemy and they are ours," after a fleet under his command defeated the British at Lake Erie.

Points of Interest

Both Warner Robins and Robins Air Force Base were named for Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins.

Robins Air Force Base was built in 1941 for around $15 million. It covers 6,400 acres and is Georgia's largest single employer, providing an important economic boost to central Georgia. It is also home to one of the top Air Museums in the country, the Museum of Aviation.

Perry is home to the Georgia National Fairgounds and Agricenter

Perry is home to the Georgia National Fairgounds and Agricenter

Notable Citizens

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Former US Senator Sam Nunn are Perry natives.

Higher Education

Middle Georgia Technical College and the satellite campuses of Macon State College, Fort Valley State University and Georgia Military College.

Annual Events

Some of the county's special events include the World Class Air Show and the International City Festival, in Warner Robins; and the Georgia National Fair, the Mossy Creek Barnyard Arts and Crafts Festival, and the Dogwood Festival in Perry. T

he Georgia National Fair is an old-fashioned, state-sponsored fair held nine days at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.

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State of Georgia

Henderson Village, Perry

Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins

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