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Area: 395 sq. miles
County Seat: Talbotton
Population: 5,733*

*2020 Census 


Talbot County

Talbot County straddles the fall line of the Eastern U.S., and the northern areas of the county are hillier compared to southern areas of the county. The Fall Line Freeway runs across the southern portion of the county, following Georgia State Route 96 from Geneva to Junction City. The far northern portion of the county is part of the Pine Mountain Range, with elevations in this area exceeding 1,000 feet on the highest peaks of the mountains. Talbot County is known as a sportsman’s paradise. Deer and wild turkeys are abundant. The Big Lazar Wildlife Management Area and The Fall Line Wildlife Management Area offer great fishing and hunting. Lazarus Straus came to Talbotton in 1853 and opened his first store, which would years later become Macy’s. It was also the site of the first session of the Georgia Supreme Court on January 26, 1846. The Romanesque style courthouse on the historic town square in Talbotton was built in 1892 and was the scene of the historic Ryder Murder trial in 1896.

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