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Homerville, Georgia Information

As the county seat for Clinch County, Georgia, the city of Homerville has a population of2,456as of the 2010 census.  The county, created in 1850, was named for a brigadier general by the name of Duncan Lamont Clinch. In February 1853, Dr. John Homer Mattox and his family moved from their former home on the Suwannee River and settled on a tract of land adjacent to the Magnolia stage route.  In recognition of his family name, he called the settlement Homersville. Shortly thereafter the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad expansion replaced the stage route, and Mattox’s settlement was simply known as “Station No.11”.  Over time the settlement grew, and in 1860 approximately 275 citizens of Clinch County petitioned the Georgia General Assembly to move the county seat from the nearby Magnolia to Mattox’s settlement. Later the same year, the legislature relented and officially named Station No. 11 the county seat of Clinch County.  By 1863, the town of Homersville was known as Forest. It would take approximately nine more years for the legislature to officially recognize the name Homerville and incorporate the city; however, Homerville shows up as the name of the county seat in newspapers by March 1864. Dr. John Homer Mattox’s original dwelling is now the home of the Clinch County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center.  The home recently underwent an extensive restoration that not only restored many of the rooms to their former glory but also added modern plumbing and central heat and air for the convenience of visitors. The structure now holds the administrative offices of the chamber and a museum dedicated to the early days of Clinch County. The city has a total area of 3.5 square miles and is west of Waycross, east of Valdosta, south of Douglas, and north of Lake City, Florida.  The city has a single area code and zip code, 912 and 31634 respectively.

Homerville is ranked #606 in Georgia and #27,945 in the United States with a livability score of 51, which is in the 4th percentile.  The city scored best for great weather, and cost of living. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 78 degrees, and the cost of living is 16 percent lower than the state of Georgia. 

The overall crime rate in Homerville is 148% higher than the national average.  For every 100,000 people, there are 19.28 daily crimes that occur in Homerville.  Homerville is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States. In Homerville you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Homerville has decreased by 5%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Homerville does well in the areas of weather, and cost of living.  It scores poorly in the areas of Employment, Housing, Education, Amenities, and Crime.
Nan Mikell, City Manager

City Hall

20 S. College St.

P.O. Box 535

Homerville, GA 31634
(912) 487-2375 Ext. 223

Homerville, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Homerville, Georgia was 473.3 which was higher the United States average of 280.5.

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Homerville Crime Report

The total crime rate in Homerville was 175 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and lower than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Homerville, Georgia as of June 21, 2018.  The ratio of number of residents in Homerville to the number of sex offenders is 118 to 1.

Homerville, Georgia Police Department

Leo Lankford, Interim Chief of Police

20 S College St # B

Homerville, GA 31634

(912) 487-5306

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Homerville Police

In 2013, there were 13 full-time law enforcement employees, 11 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 4.42 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Homerville, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

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Homerville City Administration

Erin Bessonette, City Clerk

City Hall

20 S. College St.
P.O. Box 535
Homerville, GA 31634

(912) 487-2375 Ext. 225

For records from different government agencies in Clinch County, Georgia:

Clinch County Court Clerk

Mary Ruth Handley, Clerk of Court

25 Court Square, Suite C
Homerville, GA 31634

Phone: 912-487-5854

Fax: 912-487-2316


County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information

Raymond Peterson, Sheriff

115 Court Square
Homerville, GA 31634

Phone: 912-487-5316

Fax: 912-487-3602


The voters elect the Sheriff for four-year terms.  The Sheriff and his office consists of three divisions: patrol, criminal investigations, and K-9.  The Sheriff’s Department is responsible for enforcing all federal, state, and county laws enacted for the protection of the lives, property, health, and welfare of the county citizens.  The Sheriff’s Department provides security for all courts, processes court orders, patrols county neighborhoods, manages the Senior Call Program, youth programs, and operates the county jail.

Clinch County Jail
115 Court Sq
Homerville, GA 31634-2127
Phone: (912) 487-5316
Fax: (912) 487-3602

Most Wanted in Clinch County:

Clinch County Most Wanted

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