Toombs County, the 142nd
county formed in Georgia, was created in 1905 from parts of Emanuel,
Tattnall and Montgomery counties. The county was named for Robert
Toombs, the Confederacy's Brigadier General and Secretary of State.
Toombs had served in both houses of the U.S. Congress but was a
leading secession advocate at the Secession Convention at
The county has three
incorporated municipalities: Vidalia, Lyons, and Santa Clause. Lyons
is the county seat, while Vidalia is the largest and the location of
the Southeastern Technical Institute.
Toombs County is known worldwide as the Vidalia onion capital.
For health information
on the county, visit
Meadows Regional is
the local hospital.
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Tabitha Hutto, BSN
Environmental Health - Walt White
714 NW Broad Street
P O Box 308
Lyons, GA 30436-0308
Hours of operation:
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