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Fannin County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Fannin County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Blue Ridge
Largest city Blue Ridge
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

391 sq mi (1,014 km²)
386 sq mi (999 km²)
3 sq mi (9 km²), 1.45%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

21,887
51/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded 1854
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Fannin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on January 21, 1854. As of 2000, the population was 19,798. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 22,580.[1] The county seat is Blue Ridge.[2]

Contents

History

The county is named for Georgia native James Fannin, who fought and died during the Texas Revolution.

Civil War

During the Second War of Independence many men of Fannin County enlisted in Confederate Service to try and protect their homes from the invading Federal Army. They served in the following units. Men from Fannin would also join units in neighboring counties.

2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, Joe Browns

11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, Fannin Young Riflemen

52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, Fannin Rifles

65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company (Smith's Legion) B

65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company (Smith's Legion) E

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 391 square miles (1,014 km²), of which, 386 square miles (999 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.45%) is water.

The Toccoa River, which rises in adjacent Union County, flows northward across Fannin County into Tennessee, where it becomes the Ocoee River. Blue Ridge Lake, created in the 1930s by the completion of Blue Ridge Dam (now operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority), spans a substantial stretch of the river in the northern part of the county.

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Major highways

Secondary Highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 19,798 people, 8,369 households, and 6,008 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 11,134 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.98% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,369 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 28.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,612, and the median income for a family was $35,258. Males had a median income of $28,728 versus $21,246 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,269. About 10.20% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 34°52′N 84°19′W / 34.86°N 84.32°W / 34.86; -84.32


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Fannin County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Fannin County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Blue Ridge
Largest City Blue Ridge
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.45%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

21887
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Fannin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on January 21, 1854. As of 2000, the population was 19,798. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 21,887 [1]. The county seat is Blue Ridge6.

Contents

History

The county is named for Georgia native James Fannin, who fought and died during the Texas Revolution.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,014 km² (391 sq mi). 999 km² (386 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.45%) is water.

Major Highways

Secondary Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,798 people, 8,369 households, and 6,008 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/sq mi). There were 11,134 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.98% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,369 households out of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 28.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,612, and the median income for a family was $35,258. Males had a median income of $28,728 versus $21,246 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,269. About 10.20% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 14.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 34°52′N 84°19′W / 34.86, -84.32

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