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Banks County was created on February 1, 1859 from Franklin and Habersham Counties.

The county seat is Homer, Georgia

The County is named for Richard Banks, a prominent 19th century physician in Gainesville, Georgia.

Ty Cobb, Baseball Hall of Famer, was born in Banks County in 1886 in an area of the county knows as The Narrows - a small farming community consisting of fewer than 100 people

Cities and towns
Alto -- Baldwin -- Gillsville -- Homer -- Lula -- Maysville

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Website Updates: Nov 2009: WW2 Casualties; Oct 2009: WW2 Enlistment Index; Sep 2009: 1919-1925 Deaths; Nov 2009 Obit for Calvin S. Weld; Jan 2011 Marriages 1872-1880, Cemetery List- List of towns- Court Records

Adjacent Counties
Habersham County, Georgia - north
Stephens County, Georgia - northeast
Madison County, Georgia - southeast
Jackson County, Georgia - south
Hall County, Georgia - west

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