Newnan is a city in Metro Atlanta and the county seat of Coweta County, Georgia 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. The population was 33,039 at the 2010 census, up from 16,242 in 2000, for a growth rate of 103.4% over that decade. Newnan was established as county seat of Coweta County in 1828 and was named for North Carolinian General Daniel Newnan, it became a prosperous magnet for lawyers, other professionals, merchants. Much of Newnan's prosperity was due to its thriving cotton industry. Newnan was untouched by the Civil War due to its status as a hospital city, as a result still features much antebellum architecture. Celebrated architect Kennon Perry designed many of the town's 20th century homes. During the Atlanta Campaign, Confederate cavalry defeated Union forces at the nearby Battle of Brown's Mill. On April 23, 1899, a notorious lynching occurred after an African-American man by the name of Sam Hose was accused of killing his boss, Alfred Cranford. Hose was abducted from police custody, paraded through Newnan and burned alive just north of town by a lynch mob of 2,000 citizens of Coweta County.
Newnan was host to the trial in 1948 of wealthy landowner John Wallace, the first white man in the South to be condemned to death by the testimony of African Americans, two field hands who were made to help with burning the body of murdered white sharecropper Wilson Turner. These events were portrayed in the novel Murder in Coweta County; the film version starred Johnny Cash, Andy Griffith, June Carter. The city is home to one of the few Georgia counties with a museum that focuses on African American history; the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center, or Caswell House, was opened in July 2003 in a donated mill village house once owned by Ruby Caswell. The museum sits on Farmer Street on an old, slave cemetery, it has collected hundreds of family genealogical records by interviewing residents and going through the census records. The museum houses the Coweta Census Indexes from 1870 to 1920; the first black library in the county was the Sara Fisher Brown Library. Built in the 1950s, the library has since been converted into the Community Action For Improvement Center.
The Farmer Street Cemetery is the largest slave cemetery in the South, may be the largest undisturbed one in the nation. It is within the city limits of Newnan. Newnan is located in the center of Coweta County at 33°22′35″N 84°47′19″W. U. S. Route 29 passes through the center of the city, leading northeast 13 miles to Palmetto and south 7 miles to Moreland. Interstate 85 passes through the eastern side of the city, with access from exits 41 and 47, leads northeast 40 miles to downtown Atlanta and southwest 125 miles to Montgomery, Alabama. U. S. Route 27A leads northwest from the center of Newnan 22 miles to Carrollton. According to the United States Census Bureau, Newnan has a total area of 18.6 square miles, of which 18.3 square miles is land and 0.35 square miles, or 1.88%, is water. The climate is moderate with an average temperature of 64.3 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual rainfall is 51.84 inches. Interstate 85 Outer Perimeter State Route 34 State Route 34 Bypass State Route 16 State Route 70 Lower Fayetteville Road Newnan Crossing Boulevard East U.
S. Route 29 U. S. Route 27A LINC Newnan–Coweta County Airport provides chartered air service and flight training. Newnan's population is 33,039 and Coweta County's population is 127,400. From 2000 to 2010, the population of Coweta County grew by 42.7% as compared to from 1990 to 2000, when the county's population grew by 65.7%. Newnan's population grew by 30% from 1990 to 2000 and by 103.4% from 2000 to 2010. The ethnic makeup of the city was 57.8% white alone, 30.6% African American alone, 0.3% Native American alone, 2.8% Asian alone, 0.1% Pacific Islander alone, 5.6% from "some other race" alone, 2.8% from "two or more races". Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.4% of the population. There were 13,783 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.4% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 19, 7.8% from 20 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.3 years. The median income for a household in the city was $50,175 and the median income for a family was $64,615. Males had a median income of $50,753 versus $39,691 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,081. About 17.3% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. The Coweta County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of nineteen elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools; the district has 1,164 full-time teachers and over 18,389 students. Arbor Springs Elementary Arnco-Sargent Elementary Atkinson Elementary Brooks Elementary Canongate Elementary Eastside Elementary Elm Street Elementary Grantville Elementary Jefferson Parkway Elementary Moreland Elementary Newnan Crossing Elementary Northside Elementary Poplar Road Elementary Ruth Hill Elementary Thomas Crossroads Elementary
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States. It began as a British colony in 1733, the last and southernmost of the original Thirteen Colonies to be established. Named after King George II of Great Britain, the Province of Georgia covered the area from South Carolina south to Spanish Florida and west to French Louisiana at the Mississippi River. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788. In 1802–1804, western Georgia was split to the Mississippi Territory, which split to form Alabama with part of former West Florida in 1819. Georgia declared its secession from the Union on January 19, 1861, was one of the original seven Confederate states, it was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Georgia is the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia's counties ranked among the nation's 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Empire State of the South. Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city.
Atlanta's metropolitan area contains about 55% of the population of the entire state. Georgia is bordered to the north by Tennessee and North Carolina, to the northeast by South Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Florida, to the west by Alabama; the state's northernmost part is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. The Piedmont extends through the central part of the state from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the Fall Line, where the rivers cascade down in elevation to the coastal plain of the state's southern part. Georgia's highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level. Of the states east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is the largest in land area. Before settlement by Europeans, Georgia was inhabited by the mound building cultures; the British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12, 1733. The colony was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America under a charter issued by King George II.
The Trustees implemented an elaborate plan for the colony's settlement, known as the Oglethorpe Plan, which envisioned an agrarian society of yeoman farmers and prohibited slavery. The colony was invaded by the Spanish during the War of Jenkins' Ear. In 1752, after the government failed to renew subsidies that had helped support the colony, the Trustees turned over control to the crown. Georgia became a crown colony, with a governor appointed by the king; the Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence. The State of Georgia's first constitution was ratified in February 1777. Georgia was the 10th state to ratify the Articles of Confederation on July 24, 1778, was the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788. In 1829, gold was discovered in the North Georgia mountains leading to the Georgia Gold Rush and establishment of a federal mint in Dahlonega, which continued in operation until 1861.
The resulting influx of white settlers put pressure on the government to take land from the Cherokee Nation. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, sending many eastern Native American nations to reservations in present-day Oklahoma, including all of Georgia's tribes. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Worcester v. Georgia that U. S. states were not permitted to redraw Indian boundaries, President Jackson and the state of Georgia ignored the ruling. In 1838, his successor, Martin Van Buren, dispatched federal troops to gather the tribes and deport them west of the Mississippi; this forced relocation, known as the Trail of Tears, led to the death of over 4,000 Cherokees. In early 1861, Georgia became a major theater of the Civil War. Major battles took place at Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta. In December 1864, a large swath of the state from Atlanta to Savannah was destroyed during General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. 18,253 Georgian soldiers died in service one of every five who served.
In 1870, following the Reconstruction Era, Georgia became the last Confederate state to be restored to the Union. With white Democrats having regained power in the state legislature, they passed a poll tax in 1877, which disenfranchised many poor blacks and whites, preventing them from registering. In 1908, the state established a white primary, they constituted 46.7% of the state's population in 1900, but the proportion of Georgia's population, African American dropped thereafter to 28% due to tens of thousands leaving the state during the Great Migration. According to the Equal Justice Institute's 2015 report on lynching in the United States, Georgia had 531 deaths, the second-highest total of these extralegal executions of any state in the South; the overwhelming number of victims were male. Political disfranchisement persisted through the mid-1960s, until after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An Atlanta-born Baptist minister, part of the educated middle class that had developed in Atlanta's African-American community, Martin Luther King, Jr. emerged as a national leader in the civil rights movement.
King joining with others to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta in 1957 to provide political leadership for the Civil Rights Movement across the South. By the 1960s, the proportion of
Muscogee County, Georgia
Muscogee County is a county located on the central western border of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 189,885, its county seat and only city is Columbus, with which it has been a consolidated city-county since the beginning of 1971. Muscogee County is part of Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the only other city in the county was Bibb City, a company town that disincorporated in December 2000, two years after its mill closed permanently. Fort Benning, a large Army installation, takes up nearly one quarter of the county and extends into Chattahoochee County. Inhabited for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples, this area was territory of the historic Creek people at the time of European encounter; the land for Lee, Troup and Carroll counties was ceded by a certain eight chiefs among the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creek Nation declared the land cession illegal, because it did not represent the will of the majority of the people.
The United States Senate did not ratify it. The following year, the US government negotiated another treaty with the Creek, by which they ceded nearly as much territory under continued pressure from the state of Georgia and US land commissioners; the counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14 of 1826. The county was developed by European Americans for cotton plantations, with labor accomplished by enslaved African Americans. A total of one million African Americans were brought into the Deep South through the domestic slave trade from the Upper South, breaking up countless families and creating a massive demographic shift. In many areas of what became known as the Black Belt for the fertility of soil and development of plantations, African Americans made up the majority of population in many counties; this county was named by European Americans for the native Creek people. Parts of the then-large county were taken to create every other neighboring Georgia county, including Harris County to the north in 1827.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 221 square miles, of which 216 square miles is land and 4.6 square miles is water. The majority of Muscogee County, from north of Columbus running northeast in the direction of Ellerslie, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake subbasin of the ACF River Basin; the northwestern corner of the county, south of Fortson, is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding subbasin of the same ACF River Basin. Harris County Talbot County Chattahoochee County Russell County, Alabama Lee County, Alabama As of the census of 2000, there were 186,291 people, 69,819 households, 47,686 families residing in the county; the population density was 861 people per square mile. There were 76,182 housing units at an average density of 352 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 50.42% White, 43.74% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, 1.87% from two or more races.
4.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 69,819 households out of which 34.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.70% were married couples living together, 19.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.70% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, 11.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $34,798, the median income for a family was $41,244. Males had a median income of $30,238 versus $24,336 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,262.
15.70% of the population and 12.80% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.00% of those under the age of 18 and 12.10% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 189,885 people, 74,081 households, 47,742 families residing in the county; the population density was 877.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 82,690 housing units at an average density of 382.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 46.3% white, 45.5% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% Pacific islander, 2.4% from other races, 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 8.7% were Irish, 8.4% were German, 6.7% were English, 6.3% were American. Of the 74,081 households, 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families, 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 33.5 years. The median income for a household in the c
The Muscogee known as the Mvskoke and the Muscogee Creek Confederacy, are a related group of indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands. Mvskoke is their autonym, their original homelands are in what now comprises southern Tennessee, all of Alabama, western Georgia and part of northern Florida. Most of the original population of the Muscogee people were forcibly relocated from their native lands in the 1830s during the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory; some Muscogee fled European encroachment in 1797 and 1804 to establish two small tribal territories that continue to exist today in Louisiana and Texas. Another small branch of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy managed to remain in Alabama and is now known as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. A large population of Muscogee people moved into Florida between 1767 and 1821 and these people intermarried with local tribes to become the Seminole people, thereby establishing a separate identity from the Creek Confederacy. Muscogee people in these waves of migration into Florida were fleeing conflict and encroachment by European settlers.
The great majority of Seminoles were later forcibly relocated to Oklahoma, where they reside today, although the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida remain in Florida. The respective languages of all of these modern day branches and tribes, except one, are all related variants called Muscogee and Hitchiti-Mikasuki, all of which belong to the Eastern Muskogean branch of the Muscogean language family. All of these languages are, for the most part, mutually intelligible; the Yuchi people today are part of the Muscogee Nation but their Yuchi language is a linguistic isolate, unrelated to any other language. The ancestors of the Muscogee people were part of the Mississippian Ideological Interaction Sphere, who between AD 800 and AD 1600 built complex cities and surrounding networks of satellite towns centered around massive earthwork mounds, some of which had physical footprints larger than the Egyptian pyramids; some Mississippian city populations may have been larger than colonial European-American cities.
Muscogee Creeks are associated with multi-mound centers such as the Ocmulgee, Etowah Indian Mounds, Moundville sites. Mississippian societies were based on organized agriculture, transcontinental trade, copper metalwork, artisanship and religion. Early Spanish explorers encountered ancestors of the Muscogee when they visited Mississippian-culture chiefdoms in the Southeast in the mid-16th century; the Muscogee were the first Native Americans considered by the early United States government to be "civilized" under George Washington's civilization plan. In the 19th century, the Muscogee were known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes", because they were said to have integrated numerous cultural and technological practices of their more recent European American neighbors. In fact, Muscogee confederated town networks were based on an 900-year-old history of complex and well-organized farming and town layouts. Influenced by Tenskwatawa's interpretations of the 1811 comet and the New Madrid earthquakes, the Upper Towns of the Muscogee, supported by the Shawnee leader Tecumseh resisted European-American encroachment.
Internal divisions with the Lower Towns led to the Red Stick War. Begun as a civil war within Muscogee factions, it enmeshed the Northern Creek Bands in the War of 1812 against the United States while the Southern Creeks remained US allies. General Andrew Jackson seized the opportunity to use the rebellion as an excuse to make war against all Muscogee people once the northern Creek rebellion had been put down with the aid of the Southern Creeks; the result was a weakening of the Muscogee Creek Confederacy and the forced cession of Muscogee lands to the US. During the 1830s Indian Removal, most of the Muscogee Confederacy were forcibly relocated to Indian Territory; the Muscogee Nation, Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Kialegee Tribal Town, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, all based in Oklahoma, are federally recognized tribes, as are the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Seminole people today are part of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
At least 12,000 years ago, Native Americans or Paleo-Indians lived in what is today the Southern United States. Paleo-Indians in the Southeast were hunter-gatherers who pursued a wide range of animals, including the megafauna, which became extinct following the end of the Pleistocene age. During the time known as the Woodland period, from 1000 BC to 1000 AD, locals developed pottery and small-scale horticulture of the Eastern Agricultural Complex; the Mississippian culture arose as the cultivation of maize from Mesoamerica led to population growth. Increased population density gave rise to regional chiefdoms. Stratified societies developed, with hereditary religious and political elites, flourished in what is now the Midwestern and Southeastern United States from 800 to 1500 AD; the early historic Muscogee were descendants of the mound builders of the Mississippian culture along the Tennessee River in modern Tennessee and Alabama. They may have been related to the Tama of central Georgia. Oral traditions passed down by the ancestors of the Creeks have alleged that their nation migrated eastward from places West of the Mississippi River settling on the east bank of the Ocmulgee River.
It was here that they waged war with other bands of Native American Indians, as the Savannas, Wapoos, Yamafees, Icofans
Palmetto is a city located in Fulton County and now in Coweta County in the U. S. state of Georgia. The population was 4,488 at the 2010 census; the Georgia General Assembly incorporated Palmetto as a town in 1854. The community was named after the Palmetto Regiment of the Mexican–American War. Palmetto, elevation 1050 feet or 320 meters AMSL, is located at 33°31′16″N 84°40′4″W According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles, of which 11.4 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles, or 1.60%, is water. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,488 people residing in the city; the racial makeup of the city was 56.9% Black, 26.9% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 2.5% from two or more races. 12.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,400 people, 1,223 households, 881 families residing in the city; the population density was 656.2 people per square mile.
There were 1,283 housing units at an average density of 247.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 47.41% White, 44.18% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.38% from other races, 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.62% of the population. There were 1,223 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.9% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.27. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,286, the median income for a family was $36,989. Males had a median income of $31,944 versus $20,417 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,097. About 7.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over. Palmetto at Georgia.gov Palmetto historical marker
Drew Ferguson (politician)
Anderson Drew Ferguson IV is an American dentist and politician, the U. S. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district; the district stretches from the southern suburbs of Atlanta to the northern suburbs of Columbus. A Republican, he served as the mayor of West Point, Georgia, a city located between LaGrange and Columbus. Ferguson was born in Langdale, Alabama in 1966 and graduated from the University of Georgia, the Medical College of Georgia, he served as an alderman for West Point, as mayor of West Point from 2008 through 2016, when he resigned to focus on his race for the House of Representatives. Ferguson ran for the third district seat to fill the void left by retiring Republican incumbent Lynn Westmoreland. In a contentious battle, Ferguson found his way into the Republican primary runoff against State Senator Mike Crane. On July 26, 2016, Ferguson soundly defeated Crane with 54% of the vote, he defeated Democratic Party nominee Angela Pendley in the November 2016 general election.
Rep. Ferguson was sworn into office January 3, 2017. Ferguson voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 on May 4, 2017. Committee on the Budget Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Subcommittee on Health, Employment and Pensions Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Republican Study Committee U. S.-Japan Caucus Congressman Ferguson fought for the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act so that Georgians could keep more of their hard-earned money. He voted to rollback burdensome regulations that were strangling Main Street job creators. In the 116th Congress, he cosponsored H. R. 1413 the Workforce Opportunity Realignment Kickstart Act to provide accountability measures for states to increase employment rates. Congressman Ferguson believes that providing for our national defense is the most important job entrusted to the Federal Government.
That means ensuring that the brave men and women who defend our freedoms have the resources they need to combat 21st century threats around the globe. He has voted to ensure our military receives critical funding and give our troops their largest pay raise in eight years. Congressman Ferguson believes. In the 115th Congress, he introduced H. R. 6415, the American Border Act, which would authorize construction and ensure the necessary funding to build a wall along our southern border in keeping with President Trump’s commitment to the American people. He has voted to fulfill President Trump’s full funding request for construction of a southern border wall. In the 115th Congress, Congressman Ferguson voted to reform the VA, hold federal bureaucrats accountable for providing quality care to veterans and make it easier for veterans to access education benefits. Congressman Ferguson is committed to ending the cycle of generational poverty and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to pursue the American dream.
As a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the 115th Congress, he worked to expand Career and Technical Education opportunities for students. Rep. Ferguson was an original cosponsor of H. R. 2353, which supports innovative CTE initiatives like those across the Third District. President Trump signed H. R. 2353 into law on July 31, 2018. On February 6, 2019, Representative Ferguson introduced H. R. 989, the PARTNERS Act. The PARTNERS Act is bipartisan legislation that supports apprenticeships and work-based learning programs to provide workers with meaningful pathways to better paying jobs, to connect businesses with workers who have the skills they need. In the 116th Congress, he cosponsored H. R. 1766 which establishes a postsecondary student data system. Congressman Ferguson believes creating a brighter future means taking action so that our children and grandchildren aren’t saddled with crushing federal debt, he served on the Committee on the Budget in the 115th Congress and led the fight to rein in the federal government’s out of control spending.
Congressman Ferguson believes life begins at conception and has fought to protect the unborn, maintain long-standing prohibitions on taxpayer funding for abortion, end taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood. He has sponsored legislation to protect our most vulnerable by advocating for H. R. 20 the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, H. R. 962 the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, H. R. 784 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H. R. 305 the Sanctity of Human Life Act, H. R. 369 Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2019. Congressman Ferguson cosponsored H. R. 38 the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in the 115th Congress. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he worked on the first long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration since 2012, the 2018 Water Resources Development Act. WRDA included funding authorization for the ongoing work to deepen the Port of Savannah, a gateway to the global economy for businesses across Georgia.
Ferguson has four children. Congressman Drew Ferguson Campaign website Drew Ferguson at CurlieBiography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Profile at Vote Smart Financial information at the Federal Election Commission Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress Appearances on C-SPAN
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
There have been few efforts to eliminate the two-seat arrangement, since a county seat is a source of pride for the towns involved. There are 36 counties with multiple county seats in 11 states: Coffee County, Alabama St. Clair County, Alabama Arkansas County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Craighead County, Arkansas Franklin County, Arkansas Logan County, Arkansas Mississippi County, Arkansas Prairie County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Columbia County, Georgia Lee County, Iowa Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Essex County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bolivar County, Mississippi Carroll County, Mississippi Chickasaw County, Mississippi Harrison County, Mississippi Hinds County, Mississippi Jasper County, Mississippi Jones County, Mississippi Panola County, Mississippi Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Jackson County, Missouri Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Seneca County, New York Bennington County, Vermont In New England, the town, not the county, is the primary division of local government.
Counties in this region have served as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems. Connecticut and Rhode Island have no county level of thus no county seats. In Vermont and Maine the county seats are designated shire towns. County government consists only of a Superior Court and Sheriff, both located in the respective shire town. Bennington County has two shire towns. In Massachusetts, most government functions which would otherwise be performed by county governments in other states are performed by town or city governments; as such, Massachusetts has dissolved many of its county governments, the state government now operates the registries of deeds and sheriff's offices in those counties. In Virginia, a county seat may be an independent city surrounded by, but not part of, the county of which it is the administrative center. Two counties in South Dakota have their county seat and government services centered in a neighboring county, their county-level services are provided by Fall River Tripp County, respectively.
In Louisiana, divided into parishes rather than counties, county seats are referred to as parish seats. Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than counties; the Unorganized Borough, which covers 49 % of Alaska's area, has equivalent. The state with the most counties is Texas, with 254, the state with the fewest counties is Delaware, with 3. County seat war Administrative center County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the UK Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Luxembourg, France and Tunisia Municipality, equivalent to county in many c