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A tale of 2 centennials
Candler, Evans counties to celebrate 100th birthdays
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This marker in front of the Candler County Courthouse describes the county's creation in 1914. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
Candler County and Evans County may not be identical twins, but they have more in common than many siblings, and they remain joined at the hip. Created by acts of the Georgia Legislature in the summer of 1914 with ratification by voters that fall, both are now celebrating their 100th birthdays. A century ago, these new counties were formed at the request of leaders in the growing young towns of Metter and Claxton by trimming pieces from older counties — Candler from Bulloch, Emanuel, and Tattnall; Evans from Bulloch and Tattnall.
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