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Laurens County, Georgia
December 10, 1807 Laurens County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Laurens County, Georgia
March 31, 1961 F3 tornado strikes Dooly County, killing 1 and injuring 14. More than 2.5 million dollars in damage. Tornadoes also strike Schley, Houstoun, Pulaski, Bleckley, Laurens, Worth and Tattnall counties.
  Tattnall County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Houston County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Dooly County, Georgia
  Bleckly County, Georgia
  Worth County, Georgia
  Pulaski County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
May 11, 2008 11 tornadoes touch down in the state of Georgia.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes


Name derivation: Named in honor of Col. John Laurens, who fought at the battle of Savannah, and surrendered the city of Charleston for his commander, General Greene. George Washington personally requested that he receive the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which he did. He was killed during a battle trying to rid South Carolina of its British oppressors.
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Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Laurens County, Georgia
Laurens County, Georgia, links
Map of Laurens County, Georgia




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