Leesburg is a city in Lee County, United States. The population was 2,896 at the 2010 census; the city is the county seat of Lee County and is part of the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area was an important center for the study of malaria in 1924. A graduate student named, he helped mastermind the U. S. government's Malaria Project. Leesburg known as Wooten Station, was founded in 1870 as the Central of Georgia Railway arrived in the area. In 1872, the town was renamed the seat was transferred from Starksville. In 1874, the town was renamed again to its present form of Leesburg. Leesburg was the site of a malaria research station established by the International Health Board in 1924. Leesburg is the site of the Leesburg Stockade incident, in which a group of African-American teenage and pre-teen girls were arrested for protesting racial segregation in Americus and were imprisoned without charges for 45 days in poor conditions in the Lee County Public Works building. According to the United States Census Bureau, Leesburg has a total area of 4.8 square miles, of which 4.7 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,633 people, 796 households, 612 families residing in the city. The population density was 557.2 people per square mile. There were 851 housing units at an average density of 180.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 61.56% White, 36.42% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.08% from other races, 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population. There were 796 households out of which 49.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 26.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.24. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,958, the median income for a family was $33,487. Males had a median income of $30,862 versus $18,710 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,690. About 16.8% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.4% of those under age 18 and 21.7% of those age 65 or over. The Lee County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, consists of two primary schools, two elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school; the district has 330 full-time teachers and over 5,350 students. Kinchafoonee Primary School Lee County Elementary School Lee County Primary School Twin Oaks Elementary Lee County Middle School East Campus Lee County Middle School West Campus Lee County High School Lee County High School 9th Grade Campus Hal Breeden - former Major League Baseball player, former sheriff of Lee County Luke Bryan - country music artist Tic Forrester - United States Representative Roy Hamilton - singer of R&B, show tunes and rock'n' roll music Carly Mathis - Miss Georgia 2013 Marion Motley - Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Phillip Phillips - American Idol season 11 winner Buster Posey - 2012 NL MVP San Francisco Giants catcher Merritt Ranew - former Major League Baseball player
Lee County, Georgia
Lee County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,298, its county seat is Leesburg. Lee County is included in GA Metropolitan Statistical Area; the land for Lee, Troup and Carroll counties was ceded by the Creek people in the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs. The counties' boundaries were created by the Georgia General Assembly on June 9, but they were not named until December 14, 1826; the county was named in honor of Henry Lee III. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 362 square miles, of which 356 square miles is land and 5.9 square miles is water. Most of the western three-quarters of Lee County is located in the Kinchafoonee-Muckalee sub-basin of the ACF River Basin; the eastern quarter of the county is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin, while a small corner in the south of Lee County is located in the Lower Flint River sub-basin of the same larger ACF River Basin. An smaller southwestern corner is located in the Ichawaynochaway Creek sub-basin of the ACF River Basin.
Sumter County Crisp County Worth County Dougherty County Terrell County As of the census of 2000, there were 24,757 people, 8,229 households, 6,797 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile. There were 8,813 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 82.24% White, 15.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, 0.68% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,229 households out of which 48.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.80% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.40% were non-families. 14.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21. In the county, the population was spread out with 30.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 6.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $48,600, the median income for a family was $53,132. Males had a median income of $39,848 versus $25,715 for females; the per capita income for the county was $19,897. About 6.50% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,298 people, 9,706 households, 7,740 families residing in the county; the population density was 79.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 10,276 housing units at an average density of 28.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 76.9% white, 18.6% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.6% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.0% of the population.
In terms of ancestry, 15.1% were American, 12.3% were Irish, 10.3% were German, 9.1% were English. Of the 9,706 households, 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.3% were non-families, 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.17. The median age was 36.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $59,811 and the median income for a family was $67,943. Males had a median income of $49,213 versus $34,880 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,867. About 7.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. Public schools are operated by the Lee County School District. Lee County High School is the sole high school of the district. Lee County was party of the solidly Democratic Black Belt where control of the dominant black population dictated unified white voting for Democratic candidates due to the Republican association with Reconstruction and black political power.
However, with a combination of the Great Migration and white in-migration, the black shore of the county’s population has declined and it is now powerfully Republican, having voted Republican in every presidential election since 1964, with the exception of 1968 and 1976 when it backed Southern “favorite sons” George Wallace and Jimmy Carter. Leesburg Smithville National Register of Historic Places listings in Lee County, Georgia Official Website
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
Smithville is a city in Lee County, United States. The population was 774 at the 2000 census, it is part of Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Smithville, a town in the northwest corner of Lee county, is at the junction of two branches of the Central of Georgia railway system, it was incorporated by act of the legislature in 1863. In 1900 it had within its corporate limits a population of 597 and in its entire district 1,954. Near by are two large sawmills, a blacksmith and a woodworking shop, a turpentine distillery, while just across the line in Sumter county is a large grist mill owned in the main by Smithville people, with a daily capacity of 600 bushels of corn. In the town are express and telegraph offices, a money order postoffice with rural free delivery, a bank, a public cotton gin and several prosperous business houses. Large quantities of pears are shipped every season and about 3,000 bales of cotton are handled annually Smithville is located at 31°54′7″N 84°15′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles, all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 774 people, 270 households, 198 families residing in the city. The population density was 303.6 people per square mile. There were 305 housing units at an average density of 119.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 28.81% White, 70.28% African American, 0.39% from other races, 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population. There were 270 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 27.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.44. In the city, the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,500, the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $19,286 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,193. About 23.3% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under age 18 and 34.5% of those age 65 or over. Public schools are operated by the Lee County School District. Students are zoned to Lee County High School. Bill McAfee, baseball player and mayor William J. Sears, Congressman from Florida Bessie Jones and folk singer Hudson Woodbridge, aka Tampa Red, musician in Blues Hall of Fame Smithville - State of Georgia