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Charlton County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Charlton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Seat Folkston
Largest city Folkston
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

783 sq mi (2,028 km²)
781 sq mi (2,022 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), .28%
 - (2006)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Charlton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 10,282. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 10,790 [1]. The county seat is Folkston6.


Charlton County was created from a portion of Camden County by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 18, 1854. Additional lands from Ware County were added to Charlton's borders by an 1855 act of the General Assembly. In 1856, an additional legistlative act redefined the Charlton/Camden borders again with each county ceding land to the other.[1]

The County is named for Robert Milledge Charlton, an U. S. Senator from Georgia.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,028 km² (783 sq mi). 2,022 km² (781 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water. It is the southernmost county in Georgia.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent Counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,282 people, 3,342 households, and 2,499 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 3,859 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 68.59% White, 29.26% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,342 households out of which 37.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 15.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 20.60% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 112.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,869, and the median income for a family was $33,364. Males had a median income of $26,631 versus $17,978 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,920. About 17.80% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.10% of those under age 18 and 20.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit


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Coordinates: 30°47′N 82°08′W / 30.78, -82.14

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