from Creek land, Wilkinson embraced Dodge and Telfair, and parts of four other counties: Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Twiggs.
The county is named in honor of General James Wilkinson. The county seat is Irwinton named for Governor Jared Irwin.
of the orginal settlers were Samuel Beall, Charles C. Beall, Solomon B.
Murphy, John Hoover, John Meredith, Abner Hicks,
Common Misspellings - Wilkerson for Wilkinson; Irvington, Irwington for Irwinton
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