Towns and Communities

 
Place NameShown on Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties MapsOther Information
Barnett Shoals1955
Bishop1895, 1899, 1904, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001bon current map
BobononeHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.17
Bogart1899, 1904, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001bon current map
Candy1910, 1915
DelanononeHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.39
Eastville1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001bon current map
Elder1895, 1899, 1915
Farmington1883, 1885, 1885b, 1895, 1899, 1904, 1910, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001bon current map
Felsen1915
Fort EdwardsnoneKrakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.82
Garwood1899
GouldnoneHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.61
High Shoals1895, 1899, 1915, 1955on current map
Klein1915
Mars Hill DistrictnoneGoff, Placenames of Georgia, p. 26
McNutt1885, 1895
North High ShoalsnoneKrakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.164
Osceola1883, 1885b
Rose HillnoneHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.126
Rutherford1910, 1915
Salem1883, 1885b
Sidney1899, 1915
Sims TownnoneKrakow, Georgia Place-Names, p.210
Soreca1915
TurpinnoneUSGS Historical Place
Watkinsville1883, 1885, 1885b, 1895, 1899, 1904, 1910, 1915, 1952, 1955, 1970a, 1970b, 1999, 2001, 2001bcurrent county seat of Oconee County
Wayne’s MillsnoneHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.153
WesleynoneHemperly, Cities, Towns and Communities of Georgia…p.154

 

City of Watkinsville

Watkinsville, the county seat of Oconee County, was incorporated as a town December 14, 1815. At one time, Watkinsville was the county seat of Clarke County until it moved to the present site of Athens. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, south of Watkinsville, is one of only a few remaining covered bridges in Georgia. Built in the late 1800’s, it was recently restored and is one of the last wooden bridges still being used on a public road. Watkinsville’s Eagle Tavern, the county welcome center, displays furnishings typical of frontier life in the late 1700s. The house was a hotel and tavern for travelers from Madison and Greensboro. According to 2000 Census, the City of Watkinsville had a population of 2,097 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 31.1%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%. The Local Newspaper is the Oconee Enterprise .