Waverly Hall, Georgia
Waverly Hall is a town in Harris County, United States. It is part of Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area; the population was 735 at the 2010 census, in 2015 the estimated population was 823. Waverly Hall is located in west-central Georgia at 32°41′5″N 84°44′18″W, in eastern Harris County. Alternate U. S. Route 27 and Georgia State Route 85 run northeast to southeast through the city, leading southwest 24 miles to Columbus and north 10 miles to Shiloh; the two highways meet Georgia State Route 208 in the northern city limits. Atlanta is 83 miles by road to the northeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 square miles, of which 0.02 square miles, or 0.60%, are water. Waverly Hall is known for the Village Green walking trail, found in the center of town. Built on the railway bed that once ran through town, various local businesses and restaurants, as well as the Waverly Hall Community Building, are found alongside the Village Green area; the town of Waverly Hall purchased a small area near the walking track and established a children's playground.
The playground was dedicated and named in honor of Wallace E. "Moses" Marriner, a former chief of the Waverly Hall Police Department. As of the census of 2000, there were 709 people, 249 households, 176 families residing in the town; the population density was 211.2 people per square mile. There were 267 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 50.92% White, 47.53% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.14% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population. There were 249 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.3% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94. In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $30,250, the median income for a family was $36,458. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $16,923 for females; the per capita income for the town was $13,388. About 20.7% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.9% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over
Matthew Talbot was an American politician. He was the 30th Governor of Georgia. Talbot was born in Bedford County in the Colony of Virginia and moved to Wilkes County, Georgia after the American Revolution. Talbot served as a Captain in the Georgia Militia, he was descended from one of the oldest Norman families in England. He was a grandson of Matthew Talbot, the third son of the tenth Earl of Shrewsbury; that Matthew Talbot was born in England in 1699. In 1722 he came on a visit to Maryland with his cousin Edward, a son Earl Talbot, to visit relatives who had settled there and for whom Talbot County in that State was named, he moved to Maryland, from there to Virginia where he had four sons. After the death of his wife, he moved to Virginia. From 1790 to 1791, Talbot served as superior court clerk in Elbert County, he represented Wilkes county as its representative in the Georgia General Assembly. Talbot moved to Oglethorpe County and was elected its delegate to the state Constitutional Convention in 1795 and 1798.
In 1808, he was served in that capacity for fifteen years. From 1818 to 1823, he was the president of the Senate. While Talbot was serving as that president of the Senate in 1819, governor William Rabun died in office, Talbot served as the 30th Governor for two weeks, he died near Washington, Georgia and is interred in the Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery in Washington. Talbot County and Talbotton, Georgia are named in his honor. Matthew Talbot at Find a Grave William J. Northen, Men of Mark in Georgia, A. B. Caldwell, 1912, pp. 273–275. Georgia State Archives Roster of State Governors Georgia Governor's Gravesites Field Guide Georgia Secretary of State official website National Governors Association
Walter F. George Lake
The Walter F. George Lake, named for Walter F. George, a United States Senator from Georgia, is formed on the Chattahoochee River along the state line between Alabama and Georgia, it is widely known by the name, Lake Eufaula — in Alabama, where the state legislature passed a resolution on June 25, 1963, to give the lake that name. The 46,000-acre lake extends north about 85 miles from the Walter F. George Lock and Dam and has 640 miles of shoreline. Popular activities along the lake include trophy fishing; the lake is controlled by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The states control several other protected lands along the lake, including the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and Lakepoint State Park in Alabama, Florence Marina and George T. Bagby state parks in Georgia; the flooding of the land in the area covered numerous historic and prehistoric sites associated with Native American culture. Indigenous peoples had lived along the river for thousands of years; the unincorporated area of Oketeyeconne, which had a majority of Native American residents, was evacuated in the 1950s to allow creation of the lake.
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Fall Line Freeway
The Fall Line Freeway is a 215-mile-long highway designed to span the width of the U. S. state of Georgia from Columbus at the Alabama state line to Augusta, traveling through several cities including Macon and Sandersville. It is composed of high-speed divided highway portions; as of August 2018, the Fall Line Freeway is 100% open to traffic. Between August 2017 and July 2018, the highway was completed; the Georgia Department of Transportation announced that the highway was signed as SR 540 on September 24, 2018. Most of the FLF was a piecing together of segments of pre-existing highways, upon which SR 540 was designated in September 2018, it consists of U. S. Route 80 from the Alabama state line from Macon to East Macon. From 2018 to 2019, the highway used the southern portion of SR 243, from southwest of Gordon to north-northeast of Ivey, until that highway was decommissioned; the portion of the highway from north-northeast of Ivey to southeast of Milledgeville was newly-built highway for this project.
The FLF is proposed to be the main portion of the Georgia segment of I-14. This Interstate Highway is entirely within Central Texas and may be extended into Augusta. Contrary to its description as a "freeway," the Fall Line Freeway is a four-lane divided highway, except a short section within Wrens and an undivided portion in Reynolds. Four freeway sections exist: following the J. R. Allen Parkway, the bypass north of Columbus, Interstate 75 from Byron to Macon, I-16 in Macon, part of the Ivey–Sandersville segment; the highway is designed to assist the flow of commercial traffic, providing an easier path for freight trucks carrying goods between Columbus and Augusta avoiding Atlanta. Much of the route follows US 80, SR 96, SR 24, SR 88, US 1/SR 4, while other parts are separate alignments, such as most of the portion between Scottsboro and Sandersville. SR 540 and the FLF begin on an unnamed bridge over the Chattahoochee River, at the Alabama state line, on the Phenix City, Alabama–Columbus city line, concurrent with U.
S. Route 80 and SR 22; the state line is the western terminus of SR 22. On the Alabama side of the state line, US 80 travel on the J. R. Allen Parkway, a freeway into Phenix City. On the Georgia side, US 80, SR 22, SR 540, the FLF utilize the parkway as a bypass of most of Columbus, they curve to the northeast. They have an interchange with the northern terminus of SR 22 Connector. Just over 1,000 feet they meet SR 219. After an interchange with Bradley Park Drive, they meet Interstate 185 and US 27/SR 1. On the eastbound side is access to Moon Road, which has a separate exit on the westbound side; the highways meet Blackmon and Schomburg roads. After a curve to the southeast, the freeway ends, the roadway changes to a divided highway, they have an interchange with US 27 Alternate and SR 85. They curve to the east-northeast and meet the eastern terminus of SR 22 Spur, they travel in a northeastern direction until entering Upatoi. There, they curve to the southeast, they curve back to the east-northeast and cross over Baker Creek, where they leave the city limits of Columbus and Muscogee County and enter Talbot County.
The highway travels just to the north of Box Springs. After beginning to head to the northeast, FLF crosses over Rockmore and Upatoi creeks and intersects the northern terminus of SR 355, it intersects SR 41, which joins the concurrency. US 80, SR 22, SR 41, SR 540, the FLF curves to the northeast and enters Geneva. In the central part of the city, US 80, SR 22, SR 41 make a left turn to the north-northwest at the western terminus of SR 96. Here, the FLF takes the beginning of SR 96 to the northeast, it intersects the western terminus of SR 240. The roadway leaves Geneva; the highway intersects a former segment of SR 96. It begins a gradual curve to the northeast. Right after curving back to the south-southeast, it begins a concurrency with SR 90. 2,000 feet SR 90, SR 96, SR 540, the FLF intersect another former segment of SR 96. The highway enters Junction City, it curved to the east-southeast and intersectd Old Mauk Road, which leads to the main part of Junction City. It curved to the east-northeast and intersectd the southern terminus of Buckner Road, which leads to the main part of the city.
At this intersection, SR 90 turns right to the south-southeast. The FLF curves back to the east-southeast, leaving the city enters Taylor County; the FLF travels through the southern part of Howard. Just after beginning a curve to the south-southeast, it intersects the western terminus
Taylor County, Georgia
Taylor 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 8,906; the county seat and largest city is Butler. Taylor County was created on January 15, 1852, by an act of the Georgia General Assembly from portions of Macon and Talbot counties; the County is named for twelfth President of the United States. The land for building the courthouse was purchased from Andrew McCants, John T. Gray, John Sturdivant, John L. Parker, a Mr. Covington. Militia districts in the county included Prattsburg 737, Hall 743, Reynolds 741, Butler 757, Cedar Creek 1071, Whitewater 853. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 380 square miles, of which 377 square miles is land and 3.0 square miles is water. Taylor County is dissected by the Fall Line geological formation; the upper half of the county is located in the Piedmont region and consists of rolling hills and clay-based soils. The lower half of the county is located in the Upper Atlantic Coastal Plain and is markedly flatter and the soil more sandy.
The Flint River marks the entirety of the county's northeastern border. The county is driven by a agricultural economy. Peaches, pecans, peanuts and cotton are the most raised crops. Lumbering is important to the local economy; the county is forested in most areas due in part to the many large plantation pine farms. There are many desirable hardwood forests along the Flint River basin and tributary streams; the southwestern portion of the county is covered with large sandhills that have given rise to several stable sand mining operations. The county supports a healthy population of animals, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, eastern cottontail, coyote, nine-banded armadillo, Virginia opossum, red-tailed hawk, the federally endangered Florida gopher tortoise. Taylor County is home to five of North America's venomous snakes, representing every North American family of venomous snake; the dominant tree species are southern red oak, post oak, longleaf pine, loblolly pine and red maple. Taylor County contains the largest stands of Atlantic white cedar in the state of Georgia.
These stands can be found along much of Whitewater and Little Whitewater creeks and are at the heart of a growing movement to conserve these unique plant communities for posterity. The vast majority of Taylor County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin, with the exception of a tiny corner of the county just north of Georgia, located in the Middle Chattahoochee River-Walter F. George Lake sub-basin of the same ACF River Basin. Upson County Crawford County Peach County Macon County Schley County Marion County Talbot County As of the census of 2000, there were 8,815 people, 3,281 households, 2,283 families residing in the county; the population density was 23 people per square mile. There were 3,978 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 55.39% White, 42.56% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.93% from other races, 0.82% from two or more races. 1.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,281 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.50% were married couples living together, 20.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.40% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.12. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $25,148, the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $30,278 versus $20,241 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,432. About 20.20% of families and 26.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.90% of those under age 18 and 24.70% of those age 65 or over.
In the mid-2000s, Taylor County was noted in national news media as being one of the last areas in the South to hold racially segregated proms. Taylor County High School's first integrated prom was held 2002, but was not repeated the following year; the event was the basis for the 2006 movie For One Night. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,906 people, 3,522 households, 2,342 families residing in the county; the population density was 23.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 4,563 housing units at an average density of 12.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 58.5% white, 39.3% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, 0.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 17.3% were American, 10.9% were English, 8.4% were Irish. Of the 3,522 households, 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.5% were non-fami
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Upson County, Georgia
Upson County is a county located in the west central Piedmont portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,153; the county seat is Thomaston. The county was created on December 15, 1824. Upson County comprises the Thomaston, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA Combined Statistical Area. Upson County, in west central Georgia, was established by an act of the state legislature on December 15, 1824. By the Treaty of Indian Springs between the United States and the Creek Indians, the federal government acquired the land that extended from the Ocmulgee River to the Flint River through middle Georgia. Upson County was created from Crawford counties. Many settlers were drawn to the area by the lottery system, which gave them a chance to acquire homesteads from these newly available lands; the state's fifty-ninth county was named in honor of the noted Georgia lawyer Stephen Upson four months after his death.
It is the birthplace of John Brown Gordon, a major general in the Confederate army and a governor of Georgia in the 1880s, Eugene C. Gordon, a Confederate major in the Alabama Cavalry, who developed Decatur, Alabama. In March 1825 the justices of the inferior court bought land lot 217 in the Tenth District to build the courthouse and the jail. Thomaston, the county seat, developed around this site. Incorporated June 11, 1825, the town was named for General Jett Thomas, a hero of the War of 1812; the majority of the settlers to Upson County came from the eastern counties of Georgia, between the Oconee River and Augusta. Some were wealthy planters who owned many slaves. Developing plantations on the rich soil of the eastern section of Upson County, around the town of The Rock and along the Flint River, they grew cotton as a commodity crop. Other settlers came from South Carolina; the first cotton mill in Upson County, the Waymanville or Franklin Factory, was built on Tobler Creek in 1833. In 1835 a group of New Englanders arrived to manufacture textiles.
The Old Alabama Stagecoach Road, a well-traveled stagecoach and wagon-freight line between Augusta and Columbus, ran from the northeastern section of Upson County, crossing the Flint River at Double Bridges over Auchumpkee Covered Bridge in the southwest. Double Bridges was the site where two bridges spanned either side of Owen's Island in the middle of the Flint River. A brief Civil War cavalry skirmish took place there. On April 18, 1865, Union raiders began three days of devastation in Upson County. Union Major General James Harrison Wilson's cavalry was headed toward Macon. Fifty men of the First Battalion Georgia Cavalry Reserves stood to defend the bridges; the defenders fired a few scattered shots at the larger Union forces before fleeing. Union soldiers pillaged and burned homes, destroyed several factories, including the Waymanville cotton mill. After the war, mills continued to be important to the county's economy. Industrialization increased in the late 19th century. Thomaston Mills was a major employer in the county from its beginning in 1899 until 2001, before the company moved out of the country to Mexico.
Martha Mills, a manufacturer of tire cord fabric, began operation in 1927 and ceased operations in 2006. In the 1920s the peach industry thrived in Upson County, but production of peaches all but vanished in the county with the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Orchard laborers found work in the mills. Peach orchards were cut down to make room for timber stands. In 1930 publication of a history of the county, History of Upson County, was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, it was coauthored by a well-known author of romantic fiction. Upson County is home to Southern Crescent Technical College-Flint River Campus. Several natural and historic sites draw tourism to the area. Sprewell Bluff is a 200-acre area of climbing river bluffs formed by the Flint River as it cuts through Oak Mountain. A three-mile trail winds along the bank; the Sprewell Bluff State Park offers 1,372 acres for fishing, picnicking and volleyball. Auchumpkee Covered Bridge, located in the southeastern part of the county, is an exact replica of the 1892 bridge, destroyed in the floods that swept through the state in 1994.
Federal disaster-relief money paid for covered-bridge craftsman Arnold M. Graton to reconstruct the bridge. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 328 square miles, of which 323 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. Upson County boasts the lowest average summer humidity in the state; the vast majority of Upson County is located in the Upper Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin, with just a tiny northeastern corner of the county, north of Yatesville, located in the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. U. S. Route 19 U. S. Route 80 State Route 3 State Route 22 State Route 36 State Route 74 State Route 74 Alternate Lamar County - north Pike County - north Monroe County - northeast Crawford County - southeast Taylor County - south Talbot County - southwest Meriwether County - northwest As of the census of 2000, there were 27,597 people, 10,722 households, 7,687 families residing in the county; the population density was 85 people per square mile.
There were 11,616 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 70.58% White, 27.95% Black o