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Originally established as Toombs County on March 8, 1858, it was named after Robert Toombs (1810-85) of Georgia,
who had been a member of Congress, 1845-53, and was U.S. senator, 1853-61. Mr. Toombs became a leading disunionist,
then a Confederate secretary of state in 1861, and later was a Confederate general. In 1863, the county was renamed
Andy Jackson County after President Andrew Jackson and to disassociate with Mr. Toombs. The county changed its
name to Wilkin County, for Col. Alexander Wilkin, who was killed in the Civil War, in March 6, 1868.
Parent counties: Cass, Toombs, Johnson
Prairie View Township
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