Atkinson County is one
the youngest counties in Georgia, having been created in 1917 from
portions of Clinch and Coffee counties. The county is named for
William Yates Atkinson, who served as governor of Georgia and Speaker
of the Georgia House.
The county has two
municipalities: Pearson, the county seat, and Willacoochee. Pearson
was named to honor Benjah Pearson who served in the Indian War of
Throughout the 1960s and
1970s, Pearson was known as the "Chess Capital" of the state. The town
hosted four consecutive championships, and one-fourth of the Georgia
Chess Association's membership was Pearson residents.
For health information
on the county, visit
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Donna Smeltzer, ADN
Environmental Health - Kelly McDonner
461 Albany Avenue East
PO Drawer 218
Pearson, GA 31642-9322
Hours of operation:
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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