A Great Place to Live, Work & Play
Situated in the soul of southwest Georgia with easy access to I-75, I-10, and other major highways, Mitchell County has much to offer new or relocating businesses. Mitchell County is home to the Camilla-Mitchell County Airport with aviation capabilities for most business aircraft.
Even though Mitchell County is known as an agriculture community, it has a diversified economy that can support a vast variety of industries. Our location, education and workforce, health care, infrastructure, and high quality of life attract and maintain people and businesses from all over.
Geography & Population
Mitchell County consists of 514 square miles situated in southwest Georgia along the east side of the Flint River. It is bisected by U. S. Highway 19 and contains 12 major state routes. Adjacent counties include Dougherty, Worth, Colquitt, Thomas, Grady, Decatur, and Baker. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Mitchell County was 23,498. Camilla’s population was 5,360 and Pelham’s population was 3,898. Baconton has a population of 915 and the population of Sale City was 380.
On December 21, 1857, Mitchell County became the 123rd county in Georgia. According to www.Georgia.gov, Mitchell County was carved out of Baker County in 1857. Historians propose two stories for the origin of its name; it is a reference to either General David B. Mitchell, twice governor of Georgia, or General Henry Mitchell, a one time state senator for the area.
Camilla serves as the county seat and is rumored to be named after the daughter of its namesake. Mitchell County is home to three other cities: Baconton, Pelham, and Sale City. Historically rich, the county hosts a plethora of locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as nationally recognized historic districts in the three largest cities.