Schley County was created on December 22, 1857 by the Georgia General Assembly. Named after United States representative, William Schley, Schley County is located in western Georgia. Schley County was created from portions of Marion, Macon, and Sumter counties. The total area of the county is 168 square miles, 167 miles of which is land, and 1.9 miles is water. Schley was the 112nd county created in Georgia. The population of Schley County is 5,163, including a veteran population of 267.
The county seat of Ellaville was founded in 1858, and was named for the former land owner’s daughter. Notable people from Ellaville include Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Charles Fredrick Crisp, and United States Congressman, William J. Sears.
Schley County has a thriving school system with 66 teachers and around 1,126 students. The school district consists of one elementary school and one middle/high school. The high school has several sport teams that often have games. The high school games are a great place to join the community in cheering on the team. Schley County High School won the Governor’s Cup for academic achievement.
The Georgia Department of Veterans is only a short drive away from Schley County. Disabled veterans are eligible for property tax exemption. The housing cost is $93,000, and the median household income is $38,425.
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The closest VFW post is located in Americas, Ga.
Post 4784 Henry Gammage Post
PO Box 354
Americus, GA 31709
Phone: (229) 924-6210
Meeting Location & Time
101 Sweatt Ave.
Americus, GA 31709
6:00 PM 2nd Thursday
Quartermaster: Jack Brown
Commander: Thomas Holloway
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Schley County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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