Welcome to Dodge County, Georgia, established in 1870. Georgia's 134th county was named for William E. Dodge, a New York businessman who owned large tracts of forest land in Georgia and built the first county courthouse in 1908 as a gift.
Eastman, the largest city and the county seat, was named for William P. Eastman, a friend of Dodge. The other municipalities in Dodge County are Chauncey, Chester, Rhine, and Milan.
Eastman is the home of the original Stuckey Candy Plant and is historically known as the "Candy Capital of Georgia." The Eastman House includes a museum of history for Dodge County and Eastman. The home was built in 1872 by William P. Eastman.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: The Board of Commissioners has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 19.04%. Three public hearings will be held, all at the County Administration Building: on July 23 at 11:00am and 6:00 pm., and on July 30 at 6:00 pm. Read complete details here.
New: The 2014 Budget, as approved by the Board of Commissioners, is available for download as a PDF document. You may also review the 2013 Budget, 2012 Budget and 2011 Audit Report. Additional audits of financial statements are available from the Georgia Dept. of Audits and Accounts.