Welcome to Lamar County!



Welcome to Lamar County, Georgia, a place of growth and development filled with tradition and small town values. Lamar County, with rolling landscapes and pecan and peach groves, is a fantastic place to raise your family, start your business, or establish an industry.

Located in west central Georgia, just south of Atlanta and north of Macon along several major highways, Lamar County is a short commute for residents working in these areas or businesses transporting goods throughout the southeast.

Lamar County was founded on November 2, 1921 and was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, who served multiple terms as a United States Congressman, became a U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior under President Grover Cleveland and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The county seat, Barnesville, was well known as the “Buggy Capital of the South” in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Barnesville had four buggy companies; most notably, the J.G. Smith and Sons Genuine Barnesville Buggies Factory. Since its beginnings over 25 years ago, the “Barnesville Buggy Days” festival has grown to become one of Georgia’s largest community festivals. Held annually the third weekend in September, the festival attracts more than 50,000 people and features crafts and a parade displaying original Barnesville Buggies.

Lamar County Notifications

Board of Commissioner Nancy Thrash had breakfast at the White House while attending the Economic Development Conference for the National Association of Counties (NACO). Commissioner Thrash currently serves as a Board Member on the NACO Board representing the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia ( ACCG).
Commissioner Nancy Thrash honored as The 2017 Legislative Advocate of the Year…..
Lamar County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of a grateful community, thank Captain Daniel L. Rainey, Jr. for this most generous and patriotic gift of the Holiday Ensign that was flown from the mast of the USS SAVANNNAH (AOR-4) on September 17, 1987, Constitution Day and it is raised at the Lamar County Courthouse for the first time on September 18, 2017, Constitution Day.  
LAMAR COUNTY WAS AWARDED $750,000.00 FROM A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) to BUILD A NEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT.  
  A Public Hearing is scheduled for November 14th, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at the Lamar County Courthouse, 326 Thomaston Street. A copy of the complete 2018 proposed budget is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the Board of Commissioners office at 408 Thomaston Street. All oral and written comments concerning this 2018 proposed budget will be considered. The 2018 proposed budget will be voted on during a regular scheduled meeting on December 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at the Lamar County Courthouse, 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville, GA 30204. The following is a summary of the Lamar County Board of Commissioners proposed budget for Calendar Year and Fiscal Year 2018.
Department by Function Maintenance & Operation Capital Outlay
General Government $             3,082,531.00 $                       9,500.00
Judicial Courts $             1,230,347.00
Public Safety $             3,909,403.00
Public Works & Roads $             1,363,240.00
Public Health Welfare & Community Services $                 284,846.00
Culture & Recreation $                 676,653.00
Conservation & Development $                 432,269.00
Total Expenditures $           10,979,289.00 $                     9,500.00
Taxes $               8,098,684
Licenses & Permits $                 116,500
Intergovernmental Revenues $                 239,439
Charges for Services/Fine & Forfeitures $                 455,000
Court & Law Enforcement $                 520,450
Miscellaneous $                 101,427
Other Revenues & Sources $               1,447,789
Total Revenues $           10,979,289.00