Dooly County, Georgia
Dooly County is a county located in the central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,918; the county seat is Vienna. The county was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821 and named for Colonel John Dooly, a Georgia American revolutionary war fighter, it was one of the original landlot counties created from land ceded from the Creek Nation. The entire county of Crisp and parts of Macon, Turner and Worth counties were formed from Dooly's original borders. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 397 square miles, of which 392 square miles is land and 5.3 square miles is water. The western two-thirds of Dooly County, from west of Unadilla south to Pinehurst to the southeastern corner of the county, is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin; the northeastern and eastern portion of Dooly County is located in the Lower Ocmulgee River sub-basin of the Altamaha River basin. The southeastern corner of the county is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin.
Houston County - northeast Pulaski County - east Wilcox County - southeast Crisp County - south Sumter County - west Macon County - northwest As of the census of 2000, there were 11,525 people, 3,909 households, 2,767 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile. There were 4,499 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 45.97% White, 49.54% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races. 4.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,909 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.10% were married couples living together, 20.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.20% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 109.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $27,980, the median income for a family was $35,337. Males had a median income of $26,670 versus $19,076 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,628. About 18.00% of families and 22.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.50% of those under age 18 and 21.20% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,918 people, 5,286 households, 3,576 families residing in the county; the population density was 38.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 6,328 housing units at an average density of 16.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 49.9% black or African American, 45.6% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races.
Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 8.9% were American, 8.7% were English. Of the 5,286 households, 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families, 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 40.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $31,038 and the median income for a family was $39,622. Males had a median income of $36,344 versus $27,557 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,871. About 21.0% of families and 27.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.9% of those under age 18 and 22.3% of those age 65 or over. The Big Pig Jig, Georgia's official State Barbecue Cooking Championship, is held annually in Fall in Dooly County and attracts a national audience.
The county is notable for cotton and peanut production. Dooly County Elementary School Dooly County Middle school Dooly County High School http://www.dooly.k12.ga.us/ Fullington Academy http://www.fullingtonacademy.com/ Byromville Dooling Lilly Pinehurst Unadilla Vienna John Dooly after whom the county was named Rooney L. Bowen, Georgia businessman and politician George Busbee, governor of Georgia Walter F. George, U. S. Senator Jody Powell, press secretary and aide to Jimmy Carter Roger Kingdom, Olympic gold medalist in track and field David Ragan, NASCAR driver Keith Mumphery, NFL player Julian Webb, judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals and member of the Georgia State Senate. Maurice Cobb President of Teamsters Local 528 National Register of Historic Places listings in Dooly County, Georgia Georgia.gov Dooly County history GeorgiaInfo Dooly County Courthouse info Dooly County historical marker
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Crisp County, Georgia
Crisp County is a county located in the central portion of the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,439; the county seat is Cordele. The county was named for Charles Frederick Crisp. Crisp County comprises GA Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 281 square miles, of which 273 square miles is land and 8.4 square miles is water. The western two-thirds of Crisp County, bordered on the east by a line from south of Arabi running northeast, is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin; the eastern third of the county is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. Dooly County Wilcox County Turner County Worth County Lee County Sumter County As of the census of 2000, there were 21,996 people, 8,337 households, 5,869 families residing in the county; the population density was 80 people per square mile. There were 9,559 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 54.07% White, 43.40% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, 0.68% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 8,337 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.80% were married couples living together, 21.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.60% were non-families. 26.10% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10. In the county, the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $26,547, the median income for a family was $32,747.
Males had a median income of $28,595 versus $19,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,695. About 24.60% of families and 29.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.80% of those under age 18 and 24.00% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,439 people, 9,079 households, 6,295 families residing in the county; the population density was 86.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 10,734 housing units at an average density of 39.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 53.3% white, 43.0% black or African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 1.8% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 9.7% were Irish, 9.3% were American, 7.8% were English. Of the 9,079 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 21.3% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04. The median age was 38.1 years. The median income for a household in the county was $29,960 and the median income for a family was $41,616. Males had a median income of $35,290 versus $25,932 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,187. About 24.0% of families and 29.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over. Arabi Coney Cordele National Register of Historic Places listings in Crisp County, Georgia http://www.crispcounty.com Crisp County historical marker
Georgia State Route 112
State Route 112 is a 195-mile-long state highway that travels in a southwest-to-northeast orientation in the southwestern and central parts of the U. S. state of Georgia. It passes through portions of Grady, Worth, Wilcox, Bleckley, Twiggs and Baldwin counties, connects the Cairo and Milledgeville areas of the state. SR 112 begins at an intersection with US 84/SR 38 in the northern part in Grady County, it heads northwest and curves to the north, until it intersects SR 262 on the Grady–Mitchell county line. The road curves to the northeast to an intersection with SR 65; the road continues to the northeast, passing the Camilla–Mitchell County Airport, just before entering Camilla. In town, it meets SR 97, the two highways run concurrent farther into town. At South Butler Street, SR 97 splits off to the northwest, while SR 37 Truck begins concurrent with SR 112; the concurrent routes meet SR 37. At West Oakland Avenue they turn to the east. At the intersection with US 19/SR 3/SR 300, SR 37 Truck turns to the south, while SR 112 continues to the east.
The highway heads northeast and has an brief concurrency with SR 93 in Lester. Shortly afterward, SR 112 crosses into Worth County. A little while after crossing into the county is SR 133; the route continues to the northeast. In town, it intersects US 82/SR 520; the three highways head concurrent to the east for less than 1,000 feet. At the intersection with SR 33, SR 112 turns to the north with SR 33 for just under 2,000 feet. SR 112 splits off to the northeast and passes through rural areas until it crosses into Turner County. In Ashburn, it meets SR 32; the two routes run concurrent into the main part of town. There, they intersect US 41/SR 7. At this intersection, SR 32 departs to the south-southeast, while SR 112 continues to the east-northeast, it continues along it routing until it reaches an interchange with Interstate 75, just before leaving town. At the east end of the interchange, SR 107 begins concurrent with SR 112. Just over 2 miles SR 107 departs to the northeast into Rebecca. In Rebecca, it meets SR 90.
The two routes head concurrent to the northwest for about 0.2 miles. SR 90 splits off to the northwest along North Railroad Street, while SR 112 heads northeast, northward, on Sylvester Road. A few miles to the north, the road enters Wilcox County. After the county line, it continue to curves to the northeast. Just before entering Rochelle, it intersects SR 233; the two routes begin a concurrency through town. In the southern part of town, SR 215 joins the concurrency. A few blocks the concurrent routes meet US 280/SR 30. At this intersection, SR 215 departs to the west. North of town, the two routes split, with SR 112 heading northwest, it travels into Pulaski County. The road heads northwest and curves to the northeast to an intersection with US 129/SR 11; the concurrent routes head northward into Hawkinsville. In town, they meet SR 27/SR 230/SR 257. At this intersection, US 129/SR 11 head west, while US 129 Business/SR 11 Business head north and US 129 Alternate joins the concurrency. East of town, US 129 Alternate/SR 112/SR 257 head north, while SR 230 heads south and SR 27 head to the east.
Is an intersection with US 341/SR 26. Here, SR 26 joins the concurrency, while SR 27 departs to the east, running concurrent with US 341. US 129 Alternate/SR 26/SR 112/SR 257 head northeast for a short distance, until SR 257 leaves the concurrency to the northeast. US 129 enter Bleckley County. In Cochran, the three highways meet US 23 Business/SR 87 Business. At this intersection, SR 26 continues to the northeast on East Dykes Street, while US 23 Business/US 129 Alternate/SR 87 Business/SR 112 head northwest and curve to the northeast to an intersection with US 23/SR 87. At this intersection, US 23 Business/SR 87 Business end. US 23/US 129 Alternate/SR 87/SR 112 head northwest, until SR 112 splits off to the northeast, it has an interchange with I-16. The road crosses the extreme southeastern corner of Twiggs County and enters Allentown; the Twiggs–Wilkinson county line runs through the town's limits Farther into town is US 80/SR 19. The highway passes through rural areas of the county to an intersection with US 441/SR 29 in Nicklesville.
The road curves to the north. It curves to the northwest, to enter Baldwin County. SR 112 continues to the northwest and enters Milledgeville, it intersects the southern terminus of SR 112 Spur. In the eastern part of the city, the highway intersects SR 22/SR 24; this intersection marks the northern terminus of SR 112 and the eastern terminus of SR 49. There are two sections of SR 112 that are part of the National Highway System, a system of roadways important to the nation's economy and mobility; the section concurrent with SR 32 in Ashburn The section concurrent with US 129 Alternate between Hawkinsville and Cochran State Route 112 Spur was a spur route of SR 112 that existed within the east-central part of Milledgeville. It was known as Vinson Highway for its entire length, it began at an intersection with the SR 112 mainline. It curved to the left and met its northern terminus, an intersection with US 441 Bus./SR 243. The roadway that would become SR 112 Spur was established between January 1945 and November 1946, as S
Irwin County, Georgia
Irwin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,538; the county seat is Ocilla. The county was created on December 15, 1818, it was named for Governor Jared Irwin. In the last years of the American Civil War, Irwin County gained the nickname of the Republic of Irwin due to the Unionism of many of its residents; the location where Jefferson Davis was captured is located in Irwin County near Irwinville. The territories of Appling and Early counties were land newly ceded in 1814 and 1818; these counties were created by a legislative act on December 15, 1818. All or portions of Irwin's five adjacent counties were created from Irwin county along with all of Cook, Lanier, Lowndes and portions of Atkinson, Echols and Worth counties. Irwin was divided into 16 districts of 20 miles and 10 chains square with lots of 70 chains square containing 490 acres according to the Act of 1818. In 1820 each lot was priced at $18. At the time of the 1820 census, when it included much of central south Georgia, Irwin County had a white population of 372 whites and 39 slaves.
In 1825, Lowndes County was formed out of the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th land districts in what was the southern half of the county. In 1830, the county had 1,066 whites, 109 slaves, 5 free people of color. In 1840, Irwin County had 1,772 whites and 266 slaves. In 1850. Irwin County had 2,874 whites, 459 slaves, 1 free person of color. In 1853, Worth County was formed out of part of Irwin County. In 1854, Coffee County was formed from Irwin. In 1860, Irwin County had 246 slaves, it was one of a few counties in Georgia outside of mountainous northern Georgia with slaves accounting for a small percentage of its population. During the American Civil War, like the United States in general, Irwin County was ideologically divided; the county was one of the poorest at the time in Georgia. It was home to a number of Southern Unionists who opposed the Confederacy; the county provided several regiments to the Confederate Army including: Company F "Irwin Volunteers", 49th Regiment Georgia Infantry.
In May 1863, several companies of Duncan Lamont Clinch Jr's Fourth Georgia Cavalry were charged with searching Irwin County for deserters. They spent a month searching the county, but were only able to find twenty-two deserters on May 22, the day they arrived; the deserters were sent to Savannah for prosecution. A prominent Unionist in the county was Willis Jackson Bone, he lived west of Irwinville, near the Alapaha River. He was a miller and operated a steam powered mill on what was Bones Pond and presently Crystal Lake; because he was a gristmill operator, Bone was exempt from conscription. During the Civil War, he helped a number of escaped slaves, Confederate deserters, escaped Union prisoners hide in the swamps along the river. In February 1865, Bone and a large assembly of others gathered in Irwinville; those assembled declared Irwin County part of the Union again. A lieutenant of the local militia was knocked down with a musket by Bone. Three cheers for Abraham Lincoln followed; the assembly took after the lieutenant and the enrolling officer Gideon Brown.
They and other Confederate sympathizers were chased out of town and threatened with death if they should return. Willis Jackson Bone was hanged near his pond in late April 1865 after he killed a local justice of the peace named Jack Walker while Bone was bringing food to an escaped slave named Toney. Walker had tried to take Toney into custody. A few months Irwinville became the site of the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis was on his way from the capital of the Confederacy at Richmond, Virginia to board a ship with his family and flee to safety in England, Davis stopped at a hotel in Irwinville owned by Doctor G. E. White on the evening of May 9, 1865. There he conversed and socialized with the locals and no one had suspected that they were in the presence of a man of such esteem. Davis and his family moved to an encampment beside a nearby creek bed only a couple of miles from the hotel after they were done talking with the citizens of Irwinville and sometime in the early morning of May 10, the encampment was alarmed by the sound of gunfire.
Davis tried to escape towards the creek wearing an overcoat and his wife had tied her scarf around his shoulders, but members of the First Wisconsin and Fourth Michigan Cavalry Regiments captured him. He was taken to Fortress Monroe and held for two years; the location is now the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site. Ocilla is home to the annual Georgia Sweet Potato Festival, held on the last Saturday in October; the first festival was held on November 21, 1961. The major address was by Agriculture Commissioner Phil Campbell. Ginger Gail Land was selected the first Sweet Potato Princess. One of the most popular parts of the festival was the cooking competition and display of dishes from favorite sweet potato recipes; the winning recipes were published and distributed. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles, of which 354 square miles is land and 8.4 square miles is water. The majority and entire central and western portion of Irwin County, bordered by a line running southeast from Fitzgerald, is located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin.
The eastern corner of the county is located in the Satilla River sub-basin of the St. Marys-Satilla River basin Ben Hill County Coffee County Berrien County (
Georgia's 8th congressional district
Georgia's 8th congressional district is a congressional district in the U. S. state of Georgia. The district is represented by Republican Austin Scott, though the district's boundaries have been redrawn following the 2010 census, which granted an additional congressional seat to Georgia; the first election using the new district boundaries were the 2012 congressional elections. The district is located in central and south-central Georgia, stretches from the geographical center of the state to the Florida border; the district includes the cities of Warner Robins, Thomasville and portions of Macon and Valdosta. Atkinson Ben Hill Berrien Bibb Bleckley Brooks Colquitt Cook Dodge Houston Irwin Jones Lanier Lowndes Monroe Pulaski Telfair Thomas Tift Turner Twiggs Wilcox Wilkinson Worth A Republican mid-decade redistricting made this Macon-based district more compact and somewhat more Republican. Incumbent Marshall faced a tough challenge by former U. S. Representative Mac Collins, who represented an adjoining district from 1993 to 2005.
Less than 60 percent of the population in Marshall’s present 3rd District was retained in the new 8th District. The reconfigured 8th includes Butts County, the political base of Collins, who once served as chair of the county commission. On the other hand, the 8th includes all of the city of Macon where Marshall served as mayor from 1995 until 1999; the race featured heavy spending, not only by the candidates themselves but from independent groups. During the campaign, President George W. Bush attended a rally on Collins' behalf; as of November 2018, there are six former members of the U. S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 8th congressional district who are living at this time. Georgia's congressional districts List of United States congressional districts Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present PDF map of Georgia's 8th district at nationalatlas.gov Georgia's 8th district at GovTrack.us