Crisp County was created by Act of Aug. 17, 1905 from Dooly County. It was named for Charles Frederick Crisp (1845-1896), Georgia lawyer, judge, Congressman, who was born in Sheffield, England, of actor parents touring the British Isles. Judge Crisp served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1891-1893. First officers of Crisp County, commissioned October 10, 1905, were: S.W. Coney, Ordinary; J.A. Littlejohn, Clk. Sup. Ct.; G.W. Sheppard, Sheriff; J.M. Davis, Tax Rec.; John C. Fenn, Tax Col.; B.N. Williams, Treasurer; W.T. Cheeves, Surveyor; L.M. Sumner, Coroner.