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Hart County, Georgia

Hart County Georgia
US county information
NameHart County
StateGeorgia
SeatHartwell
Largest cityHartwell
US Area
Total Area256.42 sq mi (664.1 km2)
Land Area232.21 sq mi (601.4 km2)
Water Area24.21 sq mi (62.7 km2)
Population Est.24036 (2005)
Density38.2/km2 (99/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 7, 1853
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created December 7, 1853. As of 2000, the population was 22,997. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 24,240. The county seat is Hartwell.

Of Georgia's 159 counties, Hart County is the only one named after a woman, Nancy Hart. Lake Hartwell is also named for her.

Letters to Miss Celie in the movie The Color Purple (film) by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker, are addressed to "Hartwell County, Georgia" suggesting that the movie is set either in Hartwell or Hart County.


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