Georgia State Route 15
State Route 15 is a 346-mile-long state highway that travels south-to-north across the entire length of the U. S. state of Georgia, east of its centerline. It connects the Florida state line, south-southeast of Folkston with the North Carolina state line, in Dillard, via Folkston, Sandersville, Athens and Clayton. SR 15 used to travel through Hazlehurst and Dublin, now the path of SR 19, it used to travel from Dublin to Wrightsville, now the path of US 319/SR 31. It used to travel from Athens, through Arcade and Jefferson, to Commerce, now the route of SR 15 Alt. SR 15 enters Georgia just south of Folkston as a four-lane highway, along with US 1, US 23, US 301, SR 4. In Homeland, US 301 branches off to the north while the other four routes plus SR 121, head northwest. After about 10 miles, SR 15 and SR 121 branch off from US 1/US 23/SR 4, as a two-lane highway, crossing US 82/SR 520 in Hoboken; the two state routes continue northwest through Blackshear, where they cross US 84/SR 38. After that, the two state routes continue to stay together, heading north through the community of Bristol.
Soon after, SR 121 branches off to the north while SR 15 heads northwest to rejoin US 1 and SR 4 at Baxley. North of Baxley, the three highways continue, remaining a four-lane highway all the way to the Altamaha River. 10 miles past the river crossing, SR 15 branches off to the northwest again, where SR 29 begins and follows SR 15. At Vidalia, SR 15 and SR 29 turn west and follow US 280/SR 30 for several miles to the community of Higgston; the two highways head north from there through the community of Tarrytown and on to Soperton. SR 29 heads northwest of Soperton while SR 15, along with SR 78, continues north, reaching an interchange with I-16, goes to Adrian; the two state routes continue northwest to Wrightsville. SR 15 continues by itself through the adjacent cities of Sandersville. Through these cites, most of SR 15 has been widened to four lanes, it picks up SR 24. North of Sandersville, SR 15 crosses SR 24/SR 540 and heads north through the community of Warthen and onto Sparta. Through Sparta, SR 15 makes a few turns picking up SR 16 and SR 22.
North of Sparta, it picks up SR 77, continues north through White Plains and Siloam. At Siloam, SR 15 has an interchange with I-20. SR 77 departs to the north while SR 15 continues northwest to Greensboro, passing beneath I-20, but without direct access. In Greensboro, SR 15 makes two more turns following US 278/SR 12 through downtown. SR 15 continues northwest to Watkinsville, after which it joins US 129/US 441, it travels together with US 441 as a four-lane highway throughout the rest of their course in Georgia. The three highways, along with several others, circle around the east side of Athens along the SR 10 Loop and head north through the town of Nicholson and around the east side of Commerce via a bypass; the highways have an interchange with I-85, head between the towns of Baldwin and Cornelia, where they become a limited access freeway for a short time and rejoin US 23. The three highways remain together and head through the cities of Tallulah Falls and Dillard before crossing into North Carolina.
The entire length of SR 15 is included as part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy and mobility. SR 15 was established at least as early as 1919 on three segments; the southern segment extended from the current southern terminus through Folkston and Alma, ended at Hazlehurst. The central segment extended from SR 27 in Lumber City to SR 19/SR 30 west-southwest of Mount Vernon; the northern segment extended from SR 30 in Mount Vernon to Athens, through Jefferson to its current northern terminus. There was no indication. By the end of September 1921, the portion of SR 15 from west-southwest of Mount Vernon to Wrightsville was shifted westward, to travel north-northwest to Dublin and had a separate segment from SR 26 east-northeast of Dublin to Wrightsville, its former path from Mount Vernon to Adrian was redesignated as part of SR 56. By October 1926, US 1 was designated on SR 15 from the Florida state line to north-northeast of Alma. US 129 was designated on SR 15 from just south of Watkinsville to Jefferson.
Three segments had a "completed hard surface": a portion southwest of Waycross, a portion in the south-southwest part of Athens, the Cornelia–Clarkesville segment. By October 1929, SR 4 was designated on US 1/SR 15 from the Florida state line to north-northeast of Alma; this segment, as well as a portion south of Sandersville, had a completed hard surface. By the middle of 1930, the southern terminus was truncated to the point it left the concurrency with US 1/SR 4 north-northeast of Alma. Four segments had a completed hard surface: a portion in the northwestern part of Athens, from southeast of Jefferson to southwest of Commerce, the Baldwin–Cornelia segment, the Clarkesville–North Carolina segment. Between November 1930 and the beginning of 1932, US 23 was designated on the Baldwin–North Carolina segment. In January 1932, SR 29 was established on SR 15's current path from US 1/SR 4 in South Thompson through Vidalia to SR 56 in Soperton. In March, the Watkinsville–Athens segment was completed.
The next month, SR 24 was extended from Athens on what is now SR 15's. The Tennille–Sandersville segment was completed. Nearly two years SR 121 was established from US 84/SR 50 in Hoboken to SR 38 in Blackshear; that yea
Morgan County, Georgia
Morgan County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,868; the county seat is Madison. Morgan County was created on December 10, 1807. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Panola Guards, a part of Cobb's Legion. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 355 square miles, of which 347 square miles is land and 7.3 square miles is water. The entirety of Morgan County is located in the Upper Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. Oconee County Greene County Putnam County Jasper County Newton County Walton County Oconee National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 15,457 people, 5,558 households, 4,301 families residing in the county; the population density was 17/km². There were 6,128 housing units at an average density of 7/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 69.69% White, 28.53% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 0.89% from two or more races.
1.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,558 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 14.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.60% were non-families. 19.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,249, the median income for a family was $46,146. Males had a median income of $34,634 versus $22,206 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,823.
About 8.90% of families and 10.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,868 people, 6,660 households, 5,073 families residing in the county; the population density was 51.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 7,472 housing units at an average density of 21.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 72.7% white, 23.6% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 1.6% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 16.8% were American, 12.5% were English, 11.4% were Irish, 9.0% were German. Of the 6,660 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.8% were non-families, 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.06. The median age was 41.3 years. The median income for a household in the county was $45,817 and the median income for a family was $57,724. Males had a median income of $44,101 versus $30,133 for females; the per capita income for the county was $27,732. About 13.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over. Bostwick Buckhead Madison Rutledge Godfrey Godfrey PenningtonApalachee, Ga National Register of Historic Places listings in Morgan County, Georgia
Greene County, Georgia
Greene County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,994; the county seat is Greensboro. The county was created on February 3, 1786 and is named for Nathanael Greene, an American Revolutionary War major general. Greene County was formed on February 1786, from land given by Washington County, it was named in honor of a hero of the American Revolutionary War. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406 square miles, of which 387 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water; the majority of Greene County, west of a line between Woodville, Union Point, White Plains, is located in the Upper Oconee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The northern half of the remainder of the county is located in the Little River sub-basin of the Savannah River basin, while the southern half is located in the Upper Ogeechee River sub-basin of the Ogeechee River basin. Interstate 20 U. S. Route 278 State Route 12 State Route 15 State Route 44 State Route 77 State Route 402 Oglethorpe County Taliaferro County Hancock County Putnam County Morgan County Oconee County Oconee National Forest At the 2000 census, there were 14,406 people, 5,477 households and 4,042 families residing in the county.
The population density was 37 per square mile. There were 6,653 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 52.95% White, 44.45% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.49% from other races, 0.56% from two or more races. 2.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,477 households of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 18.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.02. 25.10% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.50 males. The median household income was $33,479 and the median family incomewas $39,794. Males had a median income of $31,295 versus $20,232 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,389. About 16.00% of families and 22.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.80% of those under age 18 and 20.20% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,994 people, 6,519 households, 4,677 families residing in the county; the population density was 41.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,688 housing units at an average density of 22.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 56.6% white, 38.2% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 3.4% from other races, 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.1% were American, 7.6% were English, 6.1% were German.
Of the 6,519 households, 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families, 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 46.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $38,513 and the median income for a family was $42,307. Males had a median income of $32,245 versus $24,622 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,943. About 17.8% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over. The county supports the racial-integrated Greene County School Board, Lake Oconee Academy and Nathanael Greene Academy. In 2001, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham convened a committee to investigate indigent defense in the state of Georgia. An avalanche of complaints about the state of public defense in Greene County, along with a number of lawsuits filed by Stephen Bright and the Southern Center for Human Rights, contributed to the formation of this commission.
The commission discovered during its investigation that indigent defendants in Greene County were pleaded guilty by judges without the presence of counsel and sometimes without being present in court to make their pleas, violations of the Sixth Amendment. Excessive bail, e.g. $50,000 for loitering, was set as well, a violation of the Eight Amendment. After two years of investigation, the committee's recommendations led to the passage of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act. Greensboro Scull Shoals Siloam Union Point White Plains Woodville National Register of Historic Places listings in Greene County, Georgia Greene County historical marker Old Greene County "Gaol" historical marker
Watkinsville is the largest city and seat of Oconee County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 2,832, it served as the seat of Clarke County until 1872 when the county seat of that county was moved to Athens, a move which led to the creation of Oconee County in 1875. It is included in Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Watkinsville is located at 33°51′46″N 83°24′29″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles, of which 3.2 square miles is land and 0.31% is water. The city has limited walkability options available. However, since 2017 plans are being discussed to develop a multi-use trail network. A new sidewalk on VFW Drive and a planned sidewalk along Harden Hill Road have changed that perception greatly; as of the census of 2000, there were 2,097 people, 827 households, 578 families residing in the town. The population density was 650.6 people per square mile. There were 862 housing units at an average density of 267.4 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 89.08% White, 7.34% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population. There were 827 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $45,729, the median income for a family was $55,170.
Males had a median income of $32,295 versus $26,168 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,968. About 3.8% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. In 1802, Watkinsville known as the "Big Springs" community, was named after Colonel Robert Watkins of Augusta, a lawyer and early compiler of A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia through 1799. Watkinsville was a village located on the dangerous western frontier of the new United States between Creek and Cherokee territories. Eagle Tavern, believed to stand on the site of the old Fort Edward, opened in 1801 and today serves as a museum commemorating the era of wagon and stage travel. Watkinsville first appeared in Clarke County records in 1791. In 1802, John Cobb gave up eight lots of his plantation to create the city, and on November 24, 1806 the City became the Incorporated Town of Watkinsville. It became the seat for Clarke County and remained so until 1872, when Athens took over that role.
Angry locals voted to create a new county, named after the Oconee River on its eastern border, Watkinsville became its seat on February 25, 1875. The Elder Mill Covered Bridge, one of Georgia's 13 covered bridges still used for traffic, once connected Watkinsville and Athens above Calls Creek; the bridge was designed by Nathaniel Richardson in 1897 and uses the traditional Town's Lattice truss form. In 1924, the bridge made its move to a permanent home over Rose Creek. David Elder, born in Brunswick County, arrived in Oconee County after his military service during the Revolutionary War granted him land in Oconee County. Descendants of the family have lived in Oconee County for more than 200 years, long after his death in 1853. After the bridge’s move from Calls Creek, the bridge provided access to the family’s mill— Elder Mill. David Elder’s memorial stone can be found along Highway 15 in the Elder Cemetery 2 miles from the covered bridge. Watkinsville is governed by a five-person elected city council, led by a separately elected mayor.
The current mayor is David Shearon, the current city council members are Brian Brodrick, Connie Massey, Marcia Campbell, Christine Tucker, Dan Matthews. Matthews was elected in 2016 by a two-vote margin over Mark Melvin. All three incumbents won re-election in 2018 The current acting police chief is William Horton, replacing the terminated Lee O'Dillon; the city clerk is Julie Sanders. The hired City Manager is Sharyn Dickerson an Athens-Clarke Commissioner; the Code Enforcement officer is Steve Davis, hired from the City of Clarkston, Georgia in 2018. The Oconee County School District provides primary and secondary public education services for all residents of Watkinsville; the only public school within the Watkinsville city limits is Colham Ferry Elementary School. David Shearon current mayor Charles Ivie, former mayor Joseph Walter, former Mayor and police officer Athens-Clarke County James "Jim" T. Luken, Jr. former Mayor and member of the United States Marine Corps who saw duty in Vietnam.
Sammy Sanders, former Mayor Watkinsville has the unofficial motto "The Artland of Georgia" on the wall of the Community Center, as designed by the late artist Jim Shearon. The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation or OCAF is loc
U.S. Route 441 in Georgia
U. S. Route 441 in the state of Georgia is a north–south United States Highway, it runs from the Florida border near the Fargo city area to the North Carolina state line, north of Dillard. It is a spur route of US 41, it does have an intersection with another spur route of US 41 however US 341 in McRae-Helena. US 441 is signed concurrently with various state routes; the route is concurrent with State Route 89 for the first 56.9 miles. Other concurrencies include SR 64 in the Pearson area, SR 31 from south of Pearson to Dublin, SR 30 in the vicinity of McRae-Helena, SR 117 from near Rentz to south of Dublin, SR 19 within Dublin, SR 29 from Dublin to Milledgeville, SR 24 from Milledgeville to northwest of Watkinsville, SR 15 from the Watkinsville area to the North Carolina state line, SR 365 from Cordelia to Mount Airy. Concurrencies of US 441 with US Routes in Georgia include US 221 from south of Pearson state line to Douglas, US 319 from the south of Jacksonville to Dublin, US 280 in the vicinity of McRae-Helena, US 129 from Eatonton to Athens, US 278 in the Madison area, US 29 and US 78 within Athens, US 23 from Cornelia to the North Carolina state line, US 76 in Clayton.
US 441/SR 89 begins at the Florida state line in Echols County, but has no major junctions in the county. US 441 enters Clinch County southwest of Fargo. South of Fargo, it concurs with SR 94. SR 94 splits off in downtown Fargo. SR 89 heads north. In Homerville, US 441 junctions with US 84, SR 38, SR 187. North of Homerville, SR 89 junctions with SR 122. SR 89 enters Atkinson County south of Pearson. Just south of town, SR 89 terminates at US 221/SR 31/SR 64, however US 441 continues north along that multiplex until it reaches the town where SR 64 leaves at US 82. North of US 82, US 221/US 441/SR 31 becomes a four-lane undivided highway that runs northeast after the bridge over Pudding Creek curves to the northwest along the left bank of the Satilla River turns straight north to cross that river. Six miles the routes enter Douglas. Right at Douglas Municipal Airport US 221 leaves the US 441 multiplex at the intersection of SR 135/SR 32 Truck/SR 158 Truck and the southern terminus of SR 206. Shortly after this, US 441/SR 31 splits into a one-way pair just south of Trojan Lane.
Northbound US 441/SR 31 now runs along Madison Avenue, while southbound US 441/SR 31 runs along South Peterson Avenue. The streets intersect College Park Road, which leads to South Georgia State College off to the west, but three blocks intersects its first major intersection as the one way pair, SR 158. One block after the intersections with Cherry Street and Peterson Avenues enter the Downtown Douglas Historic District where they both cross Seaboard Coast Line Railroad grade crossings. Two to three blocks after the tracks, it has intersections with SR 32, a one-way pair along Ashley Street and Ward Street. Leaving the historic district at Jackson Street, South Peterson Avenue moves away from Madison Avenue, but the two streets start to move closer together again north of Church Street; the one-way pair ends north of North Chester Avenue and McNeal Drive, US 441/SR 31 crosses the Private First Class DeWayne King U. S. M. C. Memorial Bridge over Twenty Mile Creek. After Frank Vaughn Road, the route crosses an underground petroleum line right-of-way and an abandoned railroad line right-of-way next to it.
From there the street name changes from North Peterson Avenue to Douglas–Broxton Highway. North of a power line right-of-way. US 441/SR 31 continues straight north until it reaches the intersection of Leroy Sapp Road turns to the north-northeast before crossing a bridge over Seventeen Mile River. North of Riverbend Road, the routes curve from north-northeast to northwest and runs through local farmland. Within Broxton, the road is named Alabama Avenue, it makes a turn to the west just after the intersection with South Railroad Street and has a brief concurrency with SR 268 between Ocmulgee Street and west of Porea Street. Curving back to the northwest, it approaches the eastern terminus of former SR 706, resumes its presence in Southern Georgia farm and ranch territory; the road turns straight north before encountering an intersection with SR 107, which joins US 441/SR 31 in a short concurrency turns northwest again. Right after the bridge over Mill Creek, the concurrency with SR 107 is replaced by the one with US 319, as westbound SR 107 turns onto southbound US 319, northbound US 319 joins US 441/SR 31.
The first major landmark along US 319/US 441/SR 31 is the Jacksonville Ferry Bridge over the Ocmulgee River at the Coffee–Telfair county line the routes curve from northwest to northeast as they enter Jacksonville itself, where the road has a signalized intersection with SR 117. North of SR 117, US 319/US 441/SR 31 runs straight north and the first intersection is with Old Scotland Road, a de facto connecting road with SR 149, it continues to run straight north until it crosses a bridge over Alligator Creek, another one over Horse Creek, before curving north-northeast. The route curves to the northeast again as it runs through Workmore, which has a blinker light intersection with Telfair CR 240, a high school named for the community. North of there, the surrounding retain their rural status, with untouched forest land on the west side and random farm and ranch land, on the east side. A pair of roadside parks can be found south of Telfair CR 108. North of there, the road encounters the northern terminus of Telfair County Road 152 right n