Evans County, the 150th
county formed in Georgia, was created in 1914 from parts of Bulloch
and Tattnall counties. It was named for Confederate General Clement A.
Evans, who led the last charge of the Army of Virginia at Appomattox.
Claxton, the county seat, was incorporated in 1911 and named for Kate
Claxton, a popular actress of the time.
The Evans County
Wildlife Club hosts a Rattlesnake Roundup each March. Highlights of
the event include a parade, beauty pageant, arts and crafts exhibits,
and a snake hunting competition. Live rattlesnakes captured during the
event are sold to colleges and laboratories for research purposes.
For health information
on the county, visit
is the local hospital.
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - June R. Anderson, RN,
Environmental Health -
4 N. Newton Street
PO Box 366
Claxton, GA 30417-1756
Hours of operation:
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area for image of detailed map.
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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