Meriwether County, Georgia
Meriwether County is a county located in the west central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,992; the county seat is home of the Meriwether County Courthouse. The county was formed on December 1827 as the 73rd county in Georgia, it was named for David Meriwether, a general in the American Revolutionary War and member of Congress from Georgia. Meriwether County is part of GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 505 square miles, of which 501 square miles is land and 4.2 square miles is water. The eastern two-thirds of Meriwether County, going east from just west of U. S. Route 27 Alternate, is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin; the western third of the county is located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Lake Harding sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin. Coweta County Spalding County Pike County Upson County Talbot County Harris County Troup County As of the census of 2000, there were 22,534 people, 8,248 households, 6,012 families residing in the county.
The population density was 45 people per square mile. There were 9,211 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 58.9% White, 40.4% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. Of the population 0.85% were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,248 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 18.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.10% were non-families. 23.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.18. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years.
For every 100 females, there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,870, the median income for a family was $37,931. Males had a median income of $29,766 versus $21,444 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,708. About 13.60% of families and 17.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.90% of those under age 18 and 16.30% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,992 people, 8,522 households, 5,906 families residing in the county; the population density was 43.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 9,957 housing units at an average density of 19.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 57.9% white, 39.1% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 14.3% were American, 12.7% were English, 9.8% were Irish.
Of the 8,522 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families, 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 41.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $37,845 and the median income for a family was $47,126. Males had a median income of $36,164 versus $28,873 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,295. About 12.8% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. The county is served by the Meriwether Vindicator newspaper. Alvaton Gay Greenville Lone Oak Luthersville Manchester Warm Springs Woodbury National Register of Historic Places listings in Meriwether County, Georgia Official page
Special routes of U.S. Route 19
Several special routes of U. S. Route 19 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows. Alternate U. S. Route 19 is the 40.08-mile former section of U. S. Route 19 from Florida to Holiday. Beginning at the intersection of 4th Street N (US 92 and SR 687 and 5th Avenue N in St. Petersburg, Florida, it runs west of US 19 near the Gulf coast passing through the cities of Seminole, Clearwater and Tarpon Springs before ending at US 19 in Holiday, Pasco County, Florida, it is the unsigned State Road 595 throughout the entire route. It runs along much of the Pinellas Trail. U. S. Route 19 Business in Albany, Georgia is concurrent with US 82 Bus. and SR 520 Bus. for its entire length. It joins westbound US 82 Bus and SR 520 Bus. From there, US 19 Bus./US 82 Bus./SR 520 Bus. turn north at SR 234, which joins the concurrency. The three business routes continue to the north until they end at exit 6, the western end of the US 19/US 82 concurrency. U. S. Route 19 Bypass is a 1.8-mile-long western bypass of the city of Leesburg in Lee County, completed in 2009.
It is concurrent with State Route 3 Bypass and with SR 32. U. S. Route 19 Business in Griffin, Georgia is concurrent with US 41 Bus, it begins at the intersection of US 19/US 41/SR 3/SR 7 and SR 155, follows SR 155 north around Griffin-Spalding County Airport. It turns west at SR 16 until it curves onto SR 92 until ending at a wye interchange with US 19/US 41/SR 3. U. S. Route 19 Business in Dahlonega is concurrent with both Georgia State Route 9 and SR 52. U. S. Route 19 Business is a 3 miles business route established in 1980 that replaced the original US 19 routing through the city of Murphy, along Hiwassee Street, Valley River Avenue, Hill Street, Andrews Road and Pleasant Valley Road. U. S. Route 19 Business is a 3 miles business route established in 1979 replaced the original US 19 routing through the city of Andrews, along Main Street. U. S. Route 19 Truck is a truck route of US 19 located in Western North Carolina, its routing follows the former routing of US 19A and US 19 Bypass along the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway, between Bryson City and Lake Junaluska.
Signage appears only with no reassurance signs along route. U. S. Route 19 Connector is a.72-mile connector route established on October 2011, that connects US 19 with US 74. Known as Veterans Boulevard, it was upgraded to primary status because of real need of maintenance and Swain County's secondary route budget was unable to support it; the route is an undivided four-lane the entire length and serves as the main entrance to Bryson City. The entire route is in Swain County. U. S. Route 19 Business, established in 1960, is a 2.3 miles business route starts on Haywood Road go north on I-26/I-240 back to the main US 19. US 19 Business continued along Haywood Road, connecting to Clingman Avenue and to Patton Avenue/US 19. In 1961, it extended over Patton Avenue through downtown Asheville when US 19 moved onto the East-West Freeway. In 1962, it was rerouted to its current alignment from Haywood Road to Hanover Street, it is co-signed with US 23 Bus. U. S. Route 19 Business, established on September 1967, this 5.5 miles business route follows the original US 19 mainline through the city of Weaverville.
The business loop is marked along the route, though the freeway bypass does not mention it. It starts from exit 23 interchange goes north along Weaverville Road and Main Street; the entire route is in Buncombe County. U. S. Route 19 Truck, which shares a complete concurrency with US 11 Truck, provides a bypass route for truckers avoiding the residential area of Euclid Avenue. U. S. Route 19 Business is an eight-mile business route of US 460 in Virginia, it is co-signed with Bus US 460. U. S. Route 19 Truck is a truck route of U. S. Route 19 located in Western Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Metro Area that has a length of 19 miles, it is a loop off US 19. The route is notable for a large, unorthodox interchange with the Penn–Lincoln Parkway just west of the Fort Pitt Tunnel, where the route joins the Parkway and forms several wrong-way concurrencies, including one with its own opposing directions; the road joins I-279 on its northward trek. The route exits parkway north at exit 4. Heading north past Pittsburgh, the road heads past shopping buildings, Ross Park Mall, McCandless Crossing.
North of Pittsburgh, U. S. Route 19 Truck is called McKnight Road and south of Pittsburgh it carries West Liberty Avenue and Washington Road. U. S. Route 19 Truck is a truck route around a weight-restricted bridge over a branch of the Slippery Rock Creek on which trucks over 32 tons are prohibited; the route follows Pennsylvania Route 108, Pennsylvania Route 388, Pennsylvania Route 168, Pennsylvania Route 956. The route was signed in 2013. U. S. Route 19 Alternate was a former segment of US 19 that ran from Bayonte Point to Brooksville, which only existed for one year, it ran along what is today State Road 52 from Bayonet Point to Gowers Corner, turned north along US 41 into Brooksville. U. S. Route 19 Business (U
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
United States Senate
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol, in Washington, D. C; the composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States Constitution. The Senate is composed of senators; each state, regardless of its population size, is represented by two senators who serve staggered terms of six years. There being at present 50 states in the Union, there are presently 100 senators. From 1789 until 1913, senators were appointed by legislatures of the states; as the upper chamber of Congress, the Senate has several powers of advice and consent which are unique to it. These include the approval of treaties, the confirmation of Cabinet secretaries, Supreme Court justices, federal judges, flag officers, regulatory officials, other federal executive officials and other federal uniformed officers.
In addition to these, in cases wherein no candidate receives a majority of electors for Vice President, the duty falls to the Senate to elect one of the top two recipients of electors for that office. Furthermore, the Senate has the responsibility of conducting the trials of those impeached by the House; the Senate is considered both a more deliberative and more prestigious body than the House of Representatives due to its longer terms, smaller size, statewide constituencies, which led to a more collegial and less partisan atmosphere. The presiding officer of the Senate is the Vice President of the United States, President of the Senate. In the Vice President's absence, the President Pro Tempore, customarily the senior member of the party holding a majority of seats, presides over the Senate. In the early 20th century, the practice of majority and minority parties electing their floor leaders began, although they are not constitutional officers; the drafters of the Constitution created a bicameral Congress as a compromise between those who felt that each state, since it was sovereign, should be represented, those who felt the legislature must directly represent the people, as the House of Commons did in Great Britain.
This idea of having one chamber represent people while the other gives equal representation to states regardless of population, was known as the Connecticut Compromise. There was a desire to have two Houses that could act as an internal check on each other. One was intended to be a "People's House" directly elected by the people, with short terms obliging the representatives to remain close to their constituents; the other was intended to represent the states to such extent as they retained their sovereignty except for the powers expressly delegated to the national government. The Senate was thus not designed to serve the people of the United States equally; the Constitution provides that the approval of both chambers is necessary for the passage of legislation. First convened in 1789, the Senate of the United States was formed on the example of the ancient Roman Senate; the name is derived from Latin for council of elders. James Madison made the following comment about the Senate: In England, at this day, if elections were open to all classes of people, the property of landed proprietors would be insecure.
An agrarian law would soon take place. If these observations be just, our government ought to secure the permanent interests of the country against innovation. Landholders ought to have a share in the government, to support these invaluable interests, to balance and check the other, they ought to be so constituted. The Senate, ought to be this body. Article Five of the Constitution stipulates that no constitutional amendment may be created to deprive a state of its equal suffrage in the Senate without that state's consent; the District of Columbia and all other territories are not entitled to representation allowed to vote in either House of the Congress. The District of Columbia elects two "shadow U. S. Senators", but they are officials of the D. C. City Government and not members of the U. S. Senate; the United States has had 50 states since 1959, thus the Senate has had 100 senators since 1959. The disparity between the most and least populous states has grown since the Connecticut Compromise, which granted each state two members of the Senate and at least one member of the House of Representatives, for a total minimum of three presidential electors, regardless of population.
In 1787, Virginia had ten times the population of Rhode Island, whereas today California has 70 times the population of Wyoming, based on the 1790 and 2000 censuses. This means some citizens are two orders of magnitude better represented in the Senate than those in other states. Seats in the House of Representatives are proportionate to the population of each state, reducing the disparity of representation. Before the adoption of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the individual state legislatures. Problems with repeated vacant seats due to the inability of a legislature to elect senators, intrastate political struggles, bribery and intimidation had led to a growing movement to amend the Constitution to allow for the direct election of senators; the party composition of the Senate during the 116th Congress: Art
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
U.S. Route 19 in Georgia
U. S. Route 19 is a 349-mile-long U. S. Highway in the U. S. state of Georgia. It travels from the Florida state line south-southeast of Thomasville, through Albany and Atlanta, to the North Carolina state line at a point north of Lake Nottely. US 19 enters Georgia in a concurrency with SR 3 and SR 300 as the Georgia-Florida Parkway south-southeast of Thomasville. Within the vicinity of Thomasville, it has a concurrency with US 84 where it has intersections with Georgia State Route 122 and U. S. Route 319 before US 84 branches off to the west, it continues north, traveling through Meigs where it intersects SR 3 ALT and SR 111. It runs through Albany, where it becomes a limited-access highway, has a brief concurrency with US 82, the concurrency with SR 300 comes to an end. Further north, it runs through Americus, where it joins US 280 for one mile Ellaville, where it intersects SR 26. Between Taylor and Upson County, it has a concurrency with US 80 that ends south of Thomaston, runs through Zebulon where it runs in a one-way pair and intersects SR 18.
It joins proceeds north to Griffin. It proceeds through the western tip of Henry County, traveling through Hampton, home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. US 19 continues north through Clayton County where it is known as Tara Boulevard, before entering Atlanta. Within Atlanta, US 19/US 41 runs along Northside Drive where it is joined by US 29/Georgia Connecting Route 3. From there, US 19/29/41/SR 3 runs north and curves northeast, passing by a group of condominiums called "The Villages of Castleberry Hill," before the road curves straight north between Nelson Street Southwest and Markham Street Southwest. Here the routes run along the west side of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door to the Georgia World Congress Center. US 29 leaves the concurrency with US 19/41 in the vicinity Georgia Tech, turns northwest onto US 78/US 278/SR 8, which leaves US 19/41 to go west; the highway curves northeast as it passes over some Norfolk Southern Railway lines turns north again at a partial interchange with Tech Parkway Northwest.
Leaving the vicinity of Georgia Tech, it splits from US 41/SR 3 after traveling through downtown Atlanta and turns right onto on 14th Street, the western beginning of SR 9. One block after the interchange with I-75/85 in Midtown, it has an intersection with a one-way pair with Spring Street before turning north on Peachtree Street The one-way pair ends at the vicinity of a complex interchange with Georgia State Route 13 and the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta Campus, just south of a crossing over I-85, which includes the historic Peachtree. After several miles, it intersects SR 141 in Buckhead, it follows Roswell Road north through the city of Sandy Springs. At its southern interchange with I-285, it splits from SR 9, overlaps I-285 between Exits 25 and 27, the latter of, for SR 400, which it overlaps north of there. Most of this section is a limited-access road with four lanes in each direction, becoming two lanes in each direction as the highway continues away from the northern suburbs of Atlanta.
It arrives in Dahlonega, where it is no longer concurrent with SR 400, before about 37 miles of curvy road, which includes a concurrency with US 129. From the north side of the state, the last major town it travels through is Blairsville. Northwest from there, US 19/129/SR 11 passes the southwest border of the Butternut Creek Golf Course before entering Youngstown; the road turns north again where it utilizes a short causeway over Wellborn Branch, a tributary of the Nottely River before intersecting the northern terminus of Pat Haralson Memorial Drive, across from this a local marina with a gas station/convenience store, small bait & tackle store and gift shop before the intersection with Pat Colwell Road. Random current and former boating and automotive-related businesses can be found along the way as the road enters Canal Lake where another short causeway that makes a pond leading to Stevens Branch Creek, is served by the Nottely Marina. Between an antique store and a furniture store, a power line right-of-way crosses from southeast to northwest as it heads over a mountain, the road runs along the east side of that power line.
Moving further away from those power lines, the road passes by a Cott Beverages production facility. A third causeway that creates a pond for Ivylog Creek, whereas further north a small culvert over Conley Creek is not used as a dam. Flashing lights on the top and bottom of the two signal crossing signs are an indication the routes are about to enter Ivylog where the eastern terminus of Georgia State Route 325 can be found across from Ivy Log Road. North of the heart of Ivy Log, the Ivy Log Cemetery can be found hidden away in a driveway among more residential zoning; the rest of the surroundings are farm and ranch land as it runs under another power line right-of-way running from southwest to northeast south of T Chapel Road. The last two intersections in the State of Georgia are local roads, the first named Tate Road and a dead end street named B. King Lane which leads to an antique store. A gas station and strip mall can be found on the southwest corner of the North Carolina state line, where SR 11 meets its northern terminus, while US 19 continues towards Erie, Pennsylvania and US 129 continues towards Knoxville, Tennessee.
In 2006, business and government officials in Southwest Georgia began a campaign to have I-185 extended to Monticello and connect with I-10. The proposed route of the highway would have traveled parallel to SR 520 to Albany, parallel to US 19. Loca
The Ocmulgee River is a western tributary of the Altamaha River 255 mi long, in the U. S. state of Georgia. It is the westernmost major tributary of the Altamaha; the Ocmulgee River and its tributaries provide drainage for some 6,180 square miles in parts of 33 Georgia counties, a large section of the Piedmont and coastal plain of central Georgia. The Ocmulgee River basin has three river subbasins designated by the U. S. Geological Survey: the Upper Ocmulgee River subbasin; the name of the river may have come from a Hitchiti words oki plus molki meaning "where the water boils up." The river rises at a point in north central Georgia southeast of Atlanta, at the confluence of the Yellow and Alcovy rivers. Since the construction of the Lloyd Shoals Dam in the early 20th century, these rivers join as arms of the Jackson Lake reservoir; the river's source is formed at an elevation of around 530 feet above sea level. The Ocmulgee River flows from the dam southeast past Macon, founded on the Fall Line.
It joins the Oconee from the northwest to form the Altamaha near Lumber City. Four power plants in the Ocmulgee basin that use the river's water, including the coal-fired Plant Scherer in Juliette, operated by the Georgia Power Company. Plant Scherer is the seventh-largest power plant in the United States by capacity, the largest to be fueled by coal. A diverse array of fish—105 species in twenty-one families—inhabit the Ocmulgee River basin; the family with the largest representation in the river basin is Cyprinidae, with 27 species. It is followed by Centrarchidae; the Ocmulgee basin contains ten species in the family Ictaluridae and eight species of in the family Catostomidae. The river basin is inhabited by one State of Georgia-designated endangered fish species, the Altamaha shiner and two designated rare species, the goldstripe darter and redeye chub; the Ocmulgee River is popular with anglers for its excellent fishing for redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, black crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish.
The world record for largest recorded catch of a largemouth bass was achieved in 1932 in Montgomery Lake, an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River in Telfair County. The record-setting fish, caught by farmer George Washington Perry, weighed 4 ounces; the International Game Fish Association declared the world record for largemouth bass tied in 2010, following Manabu Kurita's catch of a 22 pound, 4 ounce largemouth bass in Lake Biwa in Japan. There are some fifteen invasive species of fish. According to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report, "many of these species are well-established and are detrimental to native fish populations; the fifteen invasives are threadfin shad, grass carp, blacktail shiner. Archeological evidence shows that Native Americans first inhabited the Ocmulgee basin about 10,000 to 15,000 years ago. Scraping tools and flint spearpoints from nomadic Paleoindians hunters have been discovered in the Ocmulgee floodplain. In the Archaic period which followed, hunter-gatherers in Ocmulgee basin used fiber-tempered pottery and stone tools.
During the Woodland period, there were various villages in the area, evidenced by earthen mounds and pottery sherds. There is evidence that the Mississippian culture reached the Ocmulgee basin by 900 CE; these areas are now part of the Ocmulgee National Monument, a National Park Service-administered protected area established in 1936. Europeans first explored the Ocmulgee basin in 1540, during the expedition of the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his party, who visited the late Mississippian chiefdom of Ichisi, now identified by archeologists as the floodplain south of Macon; the Ichisi served corncakes, wild onion, roasted venison to De Soto and his party. Over the next hundred years, the Native Americans in the area were devastated from disease and chaos following European contract. Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin stimulated development of short-staple cotton plantations in the uplands, where it grew well; the gin made it profitable. Demand for land in the Southeast increased, as well as demand for slave labor in the Deep South.
In 1806, the U. S. acquired the area between the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers from the Creek Indians by the First Treaty of Washington. That same year United States Army established Fort Benjamin Hawkins overlooking the Ocmulgee Fields. In 1819 the Creek held their last meeting at Ocmulgee Fields, they ceded this territory in 1821. In the same year, the McCall brother established a barge-building oper