Place:Wilkes, Georgia, United States

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Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,593. The county seat is the city of Washington. Referred to as "Washington-Wilkes", the county seat and county are commonly treated as a single entity by locals, including the area's historical society and the Chamber of Commerce. This is part of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1777 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1777 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1778 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 31,500
1800 13,103
1810 14,887
1820 17,607
1830 14,237
1840 10,148
1850 12,107
1860 11,420
1870 11,796
1880 15,985
1890 18,081
1900 20,866
1910 23,441
1920 24,210
1930 15,944
1940 15,084
1950 12,388
1960 10,961
1970 10,184
1980 10,951
1990 10,597

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External links

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