Watkinsville is a town in Oconee County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,097. The city is the county seat of Oconee County. It was the seat of Clarke County until 1872 when the county seat of that county was moved to Athens, a move which ultimately led to the creation of Oconee County in 1875. The mayor is Jim Luken and the city is governed by a city council featuring five other posts. The Police Chief is Lee O'Dillon.