Formed from pieces of Washington County, Green County was officially created on February 3, 1786. The county was named for a hero of the American Revolutionary War, General Nathanael Greene. Greene County offers plenty of entertainment for both residents and visitors. Fans of fishing, golfing, art, and good food are sure to feel right at home in Greene County. The total area of the county is 406 square miles. The current population of Greene County is 16,490, and the veteran population is 1,457.
Partly in Greene County, Lake Oconee is one of the largest lakes in Georgia. With over 19,000 acres of water, Lake Oconee is the perfect place for boating and swimming. The lake is said to have more fish per capita than any lake in Georgia, so it is a fisherman’s paradise. There are also several campsites and hiking trails located all along the lake.
The Oconee National Forest is located in Greene County. Lovers of the outdoors are never going to be bored in Green County. The National Forest offers a wide range of activities, including hiking, snorkeling, camping, and bird watching. The forest is also a great just to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. There are over 850 miles of recreation trails located in the forest. You are also offered the opportunity to see the diverse wildlife found in the Oconee National Forest.
The Festival Hall is a venue in Green County that hosts a myriad of events and shows. Festival Hall hosts everything from magic shows to musical acts to celebrity guests. Festival Hall can also be rented out for weddings and other ceremonies. The Oconee Performing Arts Society hosts classes and community events. Plays, fundraisers, and dances are all held by the Oconee Performing Arts Society.
Greene County has some of the best food in the country. From Southern cooking to ethnically diverse restaurants, Greene County has dining options to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Gaby’s by the Lake is a restaurant that offers great food and a great view of Oconee Lake. There are also many tea and coffee shops scattered all over Greene County.
There is both a Veterans Service Office and a Veterans Affairs Office located in Greene County. A Veterans Memorial Wall can also be found in Greene County. Disabled veterans may also be eligible for property tax exemption.
The median household income in Greene County is $42,565, and the median housing cost is around $145,200.
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Greene County Property Search
Greensboro, Scull Shoals, Siloam, Union Point, White Plains, Woodville
For a list of VA approved properties in Greene County, call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.
Greene County Approved Condos
Condo Name (ID): TOWN CREEK (HC0717)
Address: PHASE 1 GREENSBORO GA 30624 GREENE
Status: HUD Accepted
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 01/20/2009
Review Completion Date: 01/22/2009
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The closest VFW post is located in Buckhead, Ga.
Post 2557 Oscar Thomason Post
1340 Baldwin Dairy Road
Buckhead, GA 30625
Phone: (706) 752-0989
Meeting Location & Time
120 Fairplay St.
Rutledge, GA 30663
7:00 pm 4th Thursday
Quartermaster: John Hoover
Commander: William Sellers
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Greene County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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