Established in 1858, the county was named in honor of Robert Milner Echols (1798-1847). Echols was born in Georgia and served in the state legislature for many years. He was killed in the Mexican-American War, and is buried in Georgia--though not in Echols County.
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Echols County, Georgia
Echols County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 4,253. The county seat is Statenville.