Edison is a city in Calhoun County, United States. The population was 1,531 at the 2010 census; the Edison Commercial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1902 as the "Town of Edison"; the community was named after American inventor. Edison is located in northwestern Calhoun County at 31°33′39″N 84°44′17″W, it is 40 miles west of Albany and 20 miles east of the Alabama line at Fort Gaines. According to the United States Census Bureau, Edison has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,340 people, 512 households, 334 families residing in the city. The population density was 575.9 people per square mile. There were 584 housing units at an average density of 251.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 31.94% White, 67.69% African American, 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population. There were 512 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 28.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.6% were non-families.
32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 74.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $19,191, the median income for a family was $23,839. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $15,813 for females; the per capita income for the city was $10,409. About 31.2% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.9% of those under age 18 and 24.4% of those age 65 or over. The Calhoun County School System includes Calhoun County High School-Middle School, which serves Calhoun County and some students from the cities of Arlington, Edison and Morgan.
Calhoun County Elementary School is in Arlington. Bobby Dews, former infielder and former coach in Major League Baseball Rodney Dent retired NBA player for the Orlando Magic’s Martha Hoover Dozier, Against Oblivion: History of Calhoun County
John Nyren was an English cricketer and author. Nyren made 16 known appearances in first-class cricket from 1787 to 1817. Latterly, he achieved lasting fame as the author of The Cricketers of My Time, first published in 1832 as a serial in a periodical called The Town. Nyren's collaborator in the work was Charles Cowden Clarke. Nyren was the son of Richard Nyren, the captain of the Hambledon Club in its "Glory Days", he was brought up in the Bat and Ball Inn, where his father was the landlord opposite Broadhalfpenny Down, about a mile from Hambledon village where he was born. Nyren, a left-handed batsman, is first recorded in first-class cricket in 1787, around the time his father retired, he played until 1817, he played for the Gentlemen in the inaugural and second Gentlemen v Players matches in 1806. His playing career was not distinguished and he would now be remembered only as the son of a famous father if he had not turned his hand to literature in his old age. In 1832, Nyren was living in London when he began his collaboration with Cowden Clarke, who recorded Nyren's reminiscences of the Hambledon era and published them serially in The Town as The Cricketers of My Time.
The following year, the series with some modifications appeared as part of an instructional book entitled The Young Cricketer's Tutor. It became a major source for the history and personalities of Georgian cricket and came to be regarded as the first classic in cricket's now rich literary history. H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1, George Allen & Unwin, 1962 Ashley Mote: The Glory Days of Cricket, Robson, 1997 John Nyren, The Cricketers of my Time, Robson, 1998 John Nyren at ESPNcricinfo