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Community Profile

County Formed August 7, 1920
County Seat Lakeland
Incorporated Cities Lakeland
Total Area 199.803404 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 7266 to its current population estimate of 10373, the county has experienced a growth change of 3107.

Named for the Georgia poet Sidney Lanier,

Lakeland, the county seat's name, refers to the many lakes in that area which, along with the Alapaha River, have long made this county famous for good fishing

Points of Interest

Governor Rivers's house

The "Murals of Milltown," which depict community life in the 1920s, grace the exteriors of buildings in downtown Lakeland

The Robert Simpson III Nature Trail

Notable Citizens

One notable person from Lanier County was Eurith Dickinson "Ed" Rivers, a Georgia governor and speaker of the Georgia House. He was a strong proponent of the "New Deal" and an outspoken opponent of Eugene Talmadge.

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State of Georgia

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Downtown Mural

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