Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 110.
EARLY COUNTY, situated in the southwesterly part of Georgia, with Chattahoochee river on the west. Area, 1,280 square miles. Seat of justice, Blakely. Pop. in 1830, 2,081; in 1840, 5,444; in 1850, 7,246.