Dublin is a city in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 16,201.The city is the county seat of Laurens County
|Nickname(s): The Emerald City|
Location in Laurens County and the state of Georgia
Dublin is located at
32°32′15″N 82°55′6″W (32.537463, -82.918358). The town, named such because the Middle Georgia piedmont reminded Irish settlers of terrain in their native country, was founded on the Oconee river, which starts in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in northern Georgia before combining with the Ocmulgee River to form the Altamaha, a river which then proceeds to its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34 km2), of which, 13.2 square miles (34 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.45%) is water.
The town, along with a reference to the Oconee river and Laurens County, is mentioned in the opening paragraph of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake: "nor had topsawyer's rocks by the stream Oconee exaggerated themselves to Laurens County's gorgios while they went doublin their mumper all the time." (Joyce explained in a letter: "Dublin, Laurens Co, Georgia, founded by a Dubliner, Peter Sawyer, on r. Oconee. Its motto: Doubling all the time.")