Chatsworth, Georgia

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Chatsworth, Georgia
City
Downtown Chatsworth
Downtown Chatsworth
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889Coordinates: 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889
Country United States
State Georgia
County Murray
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,299
 • Density 751.3/sq mi (287.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30705
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-15508[1]
GNIS feature ID 0327417[2]

Chatsworth is a city in Murray County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,531 at the 2000 census and 4,299 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Murray County[3]. According to a popular legend, the town received its name after a road sign with the word "Chatsworth" fell off a passing freight train nearby. Someone put the sign on a post, and the name stuck ¹.

Just East of Chatsworth is Fort Mountain, and the Fort Mountain State Park.

History[edit]

Chatsworth was founded in 1905 as a depot on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It was incorporated as a town in 1906 and as a city in 1923. In 1915, the seat of Murray County was transferred to Chatsworth from Spring Place.[4]

Geography[edit]

Chatsworth is located at 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889 (34.772336, -84.778977)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.7 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.42%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Murray County Courthouse in Chatsworth

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,299 people, 1,587 households, and 1,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.5 people per square mile (289.5/km²). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 328.1 per square mile (126.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.3% White, 1.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 8.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.2% of the population.

Education[edit]

Murray County School District[edit]

The Murray County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and once had an academy school.[6] The district has 451 full-time teachers and over 7,345 students.[7]

Famous residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 223. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Murray County Schools, Retrieved April 09, 2012.
  7. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 24, 2010.

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