Courthouse in 1980
Location in Georgia
1895 map

Campbell County was a county of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1828 (196 years ago) (1828) to 1931 (93 years ago) (1931). It was created by the state legislature on December 20, 1828, from land taken from Fayette, Coweta, and Carroll counties, and from the half of DeKalb County which became Fulton County soon afterward. Georgia's Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832 also added to the county. The county was named for Duncan G. Campbell, one of the U.S. commissioners responsible for the Treaty of Indian Springs.[1][2]

The original county seat was Campbellton. When the Atlanta and West Point Railroad began to plan its route, the town's residents said no due to noise concerns, and the tracks were laid through Fairburn instead, which flourished while Campbellton died out, and Fairburn became the county seat in 1870. The Campbell County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The northwestern half of Campbell (and a bit more of Carroll) became Douglas County in 1870, divided on October 17 at the Chattahoochee River. The remainder of Campbell County was ceded to Fulton County at the end of 1931, along with Milton County, after Campbell County went bankrupt. The legislation creating the merger was enacted on August 9, 1929, with Milton being added to the process in 1931.

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
18303,323
18405,37061.6%
18507,23234.7%
18608,30114.8%
18709,17610.5%
18809,9708.7%
18909,115−8.6%
19009,5184.4%
191010,87414.2%
192011,7097.7%
19309,903−15.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Politics

United States presidential election results for Campbell County, Georgia[3]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
1928 327 43.48% 425 56.52% 0 0.00%
1924 18 3.54% 477 93.90% 13 2.56%
1920 107 28.92% 263 71.08% 0 0.00%
1916 77 11.83% 508 78.03% 66 10.14%
1912 6 1.08% 443 80.11% 104 18.81%
1908 140 30.04% 210 45.06% 116 24.89%
1904 40 7.05% 308 54.32% 219 38.62%
1900 233 39.97% 350 60.03% 0 0.00%
1896 377 43.94% 434 50.58% 47 5.48%
1892 451 35.02% 466 36.18% 371 28.80%
1888 321 29.18% 778 70.73% 1 0.09%
1884 335 33.50% 665 66.50% 0 0.00%
1880 346 37.53% 576 62.47% 0 0.00%

References

  1. ^ "Campbell County". Digital Library of Georgia. Archived from the original on April 5, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 32. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.

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