Evans County

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How many counties can boast of having Georgia's first female sheriff and a town known as the "fruitcake capital of the world"? These distinctions, and many others, make Evans County unique. Evans, the 150th of Georgia's 159 counties, was created in 1914 from parts of Bulloch and Tattnall Counties. Its development was closely linked with agriculture and the growth of railroads, and the area towns of Daisy, Claxton, Hagan, and Bellville all began as train depots. Although Evans is one of Georgia's later and smaller counties, it offers a fine example of rural progress and friendly communities. As Evans County enters its centennial year, there is much to celebrate.
ISBN: 9781467111706
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Evans County centennial is an observance of the county's heritage, and this book vividly brings this heritage to life. Dr. Curtis Hames, retired chief of medical services at Georgia Southern University, and local author Pharris Johnson led a county-wide effort to acquire images from sources such as The Claxton Enterprise, Georgia Archives, Evans County Public Library, and private individuals. The result is a compelling pictorial tribute to the county's people, towns, businesses, schools, and churches. The Evans County Centennial Committee thanks everyone involved, and it looks back with pride and ahead with firm confidence in the county's bright future.
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