Richmond County, Georgia

Richmond Co., GA

Richmond County, GA


The county is named for Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, a British politician and office-holder sympathetic to the cause of the American colonies. Richmond was also a first cousin to King George III.

Richmond County was established in 1777 by the first Constitution of the (newly independent) State of Georgia. As such, it is one of the original counties of the state. It was formed out of a portion of the colonial Parish of St. Paul, after the Revolution disestablished the Church of England in the (former) Royal Province of Georgia.
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Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Richmond is bordered by Columbia, McDuffie, Jefferson and Burke counties as well as the South Carolina counties of Edgefield and Aiken.

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