Hancock County was named for the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock of Massachusetts. The county was officially created on December 17, 1793, and has a total area of 479 square miles. Hancock County has a rich history, which can be seen through the many historic buildings and locations scattered all around the county. The county seat, Sparta, was named because of the bravery of its original pioneers. The current population is 8,509, including a veteran population of 564.
Hancock County is known as the “Hidden Jewel of Georgia.” The county is characterized by its pretty scenery, rich history, and friendly community. The county was the 15th county created in Georgia. The county holds several parades and community events each year. Hancock County is also the home of excellent restaurants and shopping areas. For some of the best Southern cooking around, try one of the great restaurants in Hancock County.
Hancock County has some of the most amazing farms in the country. Organic vegetables and fruit and healthy livestock are a staple of the farms in Hancock County. Elm Street Gardens specialize in the growing of delicious vegetables. There are no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers used on the produce at Elm Street Gardens. Fort Creek Farm is another thriving farm in Hancock County. The livestock are kept healthy and happy at Fort Creek Farm.
Hancock County is one of the most historic counties in Georgia. The county is home to over 600 historical places. The architecture in all of the towns is reminiscent of the old days in the South. The chances are that anywhere that you live in Hancock County will be near a historic location.
Use the VA Loan to Finance a Great Home
Hancock County Property Search
VA approved properties can be searched for in the following areas:
Culverton, Sparta, Mayfield
For a list of available VA approved properties in Hancock County, contact VA Home Loan Centers.
VA Approved Condos
There are not currently any approved condos located in Hancock County. VA Home Loan Centers can help you get VA condo approval on almost any condo.
The closest VFW post is currently located in Eaton, Ga.
Post 6686 Carter-Hutchins Post
PO Box 3783
Eatonton, GA 310243783
Phone: (706) 485-5322
Meeting Location & Time
602 Monticello Rd.
Eatonton, GA 31024-7254
6:00 PM 2nd Thursday
Quartermaster: Jimmy Willis
Commander: Dick Dickens
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Hancock County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
- Georgia VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/georgia-va-home-loan-limit/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/