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Berrien County was created 25 February 1856 out of portions of Coffee, Irwin and Lowndes counties by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.
The county seat is Nashville, Georgia

Berrien County, in South Georgia, and one of the most progressive in the wire-grass section, was named in honor of John McPherson Berrien, who for many years represented Georgia in the United States Senate.

Nashville, connected with the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad by the Nashville and Sparks, a short road 11 miles long, is the county seat. The district of the same name has 1,821 inhabitants, of whom 293 live in the town.

Sparks, Adel and Cecil are towns on the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway. The population of each [in 1900] is as follows:
Sparks, 683 in the corporate limits and in the entire district 2,170; Adel, 721 in the corporate limits, and in the entire district 1,799; Cecil, 394 in the corporate limits, and in the entire district, 1,178.

The town of Allapaha, on the Brunswick and Western Railroad of the Plant System, has in the corporate limits a population of 429, and in its entire district 1,986.

Thus we have in Berrien county five good towns, the largest of which, Tifton, described in the beginning of this sketch, did not appear on the census report of 1890, but in the last ten years has shown a rapid growth.  Near Lenox on the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad is a large brickyard.  At Sparks a company has been organized for manufacturing brick and building materials, and for operating gins and planing-mills.
Source: "Georgia, Historical and Industrial", By Obediah B. Stevens, Robert F. Wright, Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture, 1901

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Neighboring Counties

Irwin County, Georgia - north

Coffee County, Georgia - northeast

Atkinson County, Georgia - east

Lanier County, Georgia - southeast

Lowndes County, Georgia - south 

Cook County, Georgia - west

Tift County, Georgia - northwest

Towns/Cities in Berrien County

Alapaha / Enigma / Nashville / Ray City

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