Cities in Winder are:  Winder (the county seat known originally as Jug Tavern, Auburn,  Carl, Statham and Bethlehem. Barrow was created from parts of Gwinnett, Walton and Jackson Counties and was formed in 1914.  The county was named for David Crenshaw Barrow, a Univ. of Georgia (Athens) professor who later was named Chancellor. 

The above photo of Kilgore Mill covered bridge shows a beautiful covered bridge that was unfortunately destroyed by vandals in the early 1990's.  Barrow can boast having one of the earlier forts in the N. Georgia area, and today Fort Yargo stands proud as a State Park to honor the Fort. 

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