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Oconee County, Georgia

Oconee County Georgia
US county information
NameOconee County
StateGeorgia
SeatWatkinsville
Largest cityWatkinsville
US Area
Total Area186.14 sq mi (482.1 km2)
Land Area185.70 sq mi (481 km2)
Water Area0.44 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Population Est.31367 (2007)
Density54.4/km2 (141/sq mi)
Founded1875
Time zoneEastern

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Oconee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 25, 1875. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,225. Census estimates for 2007 show a population of 31,367. The county seat is Watkinsville.

Oconee County is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Progressive Farmer rated Oconee County as third best in the list of 2006 "Best Places to Live" in the U.S., one of two places to place in the top ten two years running.


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