Wilkinson County is an Entrepreneur Friendly county located in the central part of the state, just north of Interstate 16, south of Interstate 20 and just east of Interstate 75, along Georgia’s Fall Line, which divides the Piedmont from the Coastal Plain. The county is approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlanta and 35 miles east of Macon. Created in 1803 from Native American land ceded the previous year, Wilkinson County was named for General James Wilkinson, a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and The War of 1812. The county courthouse is located in the city of Irwinton; there are six other municipalities: Allentown, Danville, Gordon, Ivey, McIntyre, and Toomsboro. The State of Georgia has designated Wilkinson County and her seven cities Work Ready, Entrepreneur Friendly, and as a Signature Community.
Wilkinson County is the hub of several major highways including the divided, limited access U.S. Highway 441, GA Highway 112, and GA Highways 57, 18, and 243. The new Fall Line Freeway intersects US Highway 441 in the northern portion of the county as part of the connection between Augusta and Columbus. Norfolk Southern and CSX also traverse the rich landscape of the County.
In addition to the strong transportation network, Wilkinson County also has an abundance of natural resources including kaolin, timber and water.
Though steeped in history, Wilkinson County is set to forge ahead. With near completion of the Fall Line Freeway and the newly established Ball’s Ferry Historic State Park in Wilkinson County, the horizon for economic development is bright.