Welcome to Hart County
Hart County was created December 7, 1853, carved out of Elbert and Franklin counties. Of Georgia's 159 counties, Hart is the only one named for a woman. Nancy Hart was a rugged and volatile frontierswoman and a fierce patriot whose real and mythic exploits included both harassing and, when feasible, shooting those Tories who had the misfortune to venture close to her cabin near the boundaries of present-day Elbert and Wilkes counties. Learn more about Hart County's history!