About Echols County Board of Commission
Echols County is located in South Central Georgia right along the Florida line and was created by the Georgia legislature on December 13, 1858. It is a very rural county with no incorporated towns or cities. Statenville is the county seat where all the government offices are located. The present courthouse was built in the mid-1950’s to replace an old wooden two-story courthouse. An older courthouse burned in 1898 so few records are available prior to that date.
The downtown area of Statenville includes two Minute Markets, a hardware store, a car wash, a mini-storage facility, and a laundromat. The Echols County Historical Society maintains a Historical Museum a block from the courthouse. The County has an active Volunteer Fire Department with the main Fire House located in Statenville. The County Commissioners have recently added two additional houses in two of the more populated areas of the county: Howell and Wright’s Chapel.