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

432 sq mi (1,118 km²)
427 sq mi (1,105 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.19%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

27,335
55/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded 1832
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.gilmercounty-ga.gov

Gilmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 3, 1832. As of 2000, the population was 23,456. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,389.[1] The county seat is Ellijay.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 432 square miles (1,118 km²), of which 427 square miles (1,105 km²) are land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (1.19%) are water.

Civil War

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

1st Georgia State Line, Company H, "Gilmer Browns" 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company D, Gilmer Boys

11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F, Mrs. Joe Brown's Boys

23rd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company D

39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company G, Gilmer Lions

39th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I, Gilmer Tigers 2

60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company F, Gilmer Volunteers

65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company (Smith's Legion) A, Gilmer Light Guards

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

The youngest enlisted soldier to serve in the Confederate Army was David Bailey Freeman from Ellijay. He enlisted in Company D 6th Georgia Cavalry with his brother on May 16, 1862 just two weeks before his 11th birthday. He was known as Little Dave and fought not as a musician or messenger but as an actual soldier. He fought at Chickamauga and during the Atlanta Campaign among other places.

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Major highways

Secondary highways

  • Old S.R. 5
  • Yukon Road
  • Burnt Mountain Road (Old S.R. 108)
  • Boardtown Road
  • Big Creek Road
  • Doublehead Gap Road
  • Whitestone Road
  • Whitepath Road

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 23,456 people, 9,071 households, and 6,694 families residing in the county. Estimates now put the population closer to 40,000 people. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 11,924 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 7.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,071 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $75,140, and the median income for a family was $98,863. Males had a median income of $49,198 versus $41,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,147. About 9.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were above the poverty line, including 12.60% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

Events and festivals

Home of the Apple Festival, a yearly event held in mid-October.

Cities and towns

References

External links

Coordinates: 34°41′N 84°28′W / 34.69°N 84.46°W / 34.69; -84.46


Genealogy

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Gilmer County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Gilmer County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1832
Seat Ellijay
Largest City Ellijay
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.19%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

27335
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4

Gilmer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 3, 1832. As of 2000, the population was 23,456. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 27,335 [1]. The county seat is Ellijay6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,118 km² (432 sq mi). 1,105 km² (427 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.19%) is water.

Major Highways

Secondary Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,456 people, 9,071 households, and 6,694 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 11,924 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 3.76% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 7.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,071 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,140, and the median income for a family was $38,863. Males had a median income of $29,198 versus $21,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,147. About 9.30% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.60% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over.

History

Fort Hetzel was located at the Center of East Ellijay in Gilmer County. The Fort was abandoned March 24, 1842 and an historical marker currently designates the former location.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 34°41′N 84°28′W / 34.69, -84.46

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