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Habersham County, Georgia

Habersham County Georgia
US county information
NameHabersham County
StateGeorgia
SeatClarkesville
Largest cityCornelia
US Area
Total Area279.20 sq mi (723.1 km2)
Land Area278.17 sq mi (720.5 km2)
Water Area1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)
Population Est.36903 (2005)
Density49.8/km2 (129/sq mi)
Founded1818
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Habersham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 15, 1818, and named for Colonel Joseph Habersham. As of 2000, the population was 35,902. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 42,272. Clarkesville is the county seat.

Chartered in 1823, the county seat is named for John C. Clarke, Revolutionary War General and Governor.

Since 2009, Habersham County has been represented in the Georgia House of Representatives by Republican member Rick Austin. Since the reapportionment of 2007, Habersham County has been represented in the US House of Representatives as part of the 10th District. Representative Charlie Norwood represented the county for one month in 2007 until his death (February 13, 2007). The seat remained vacant until a special election in July 2007 which was won by Republican Athens physician Paul Broun.


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