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Wilkes County, Georgia

23 E Court St Rm 222
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-2511
Fax: (706) 678-3033
www.washingtonwilkes.org

In eastern GA, southeast of Athens; organized Feb 5, 1777 (prior to statehood) from original territory. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1725-97), member of the British House of Commons who supported the American colonies before the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 474.00 (land 471.37; water 2.62) Population per square mile: 22.20
Population 2005: 10,457 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 10,687 (White 53.90%; Black or African American 43.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,020; median household $27,644; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,333-$20,598
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.20% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wilkes County, North Carolina

110 North St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (336) 651-7345
Fax: (336) 651-7546
www.wilkescounty.net

In northwestern NC, northwest of Winston-Salem; organized Nov 15, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Surry County. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1727-97), English political leader who supported American rights at the time of the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 759.93 (land 757.19; water 2.74) Population per square mile: 89.00
Population 2005: 67,390 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 10.50% Population 2000: 65,632 (White 91.40%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,516; median household $34,258; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,625-$24,633
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Robertson was a settler and planter from Meriwether County, Georgia and Leslie was from Wilkes County, Georgia. Beeman was originally from New Jersey but settled in Greenville, Georgia.
Wilkes County, Georgia has long been known to produce fine-quality amethyst.