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Evans County celebrates 98 years
County holds celebration on courthouse lawn
Evans County B-Day Hotdogs
Will Parker, 6, helps his mom, Evans County Centennial Steering Committee chairperson Anna Parker, and committee member Doris Tomblin, left, prepare hotdogs for distribution during the county's 98th birthday celebration on the courthouse lawn in Claxton. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
By AL HACKLEHerald Writer CLAXTON — Evans County residents gathered on their courthouse lawn Friday to celebrate the county’s 98th anniversary with hot dogs and birthday cake. Organizers used the event to build interest in planning for a 2014 centennial celebration.Evans County was formed from portions of Bulloch and Tattnall counties, which had been in existence for more than a century when they gave up portions of their territory for several new counties. The Georgia General Assembly passed an amendment creating Evans County on Aug. 11, 1914.
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