Fannin County, Georgia
|Fannin County, Georgia|
Location in the state of Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
|Largest city||Blue Ridge|
391.43 sq mi (1,014 km²)
385.74 sq mi (999 km²)
5.69 sq mi (15 km²), 1.45%
51/sq mi (20/km²)
|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. The county seat is Blue Ridge.
Civil War 
- 2nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, "The Joe Browns"
- 11th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E, "Fannin Young Riflemen"
- 52nd Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company H, "Fannin Rifles"
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company B
- 65th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company E
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 391.43 square miles (1,013.8 km2), of which 385.74 square miles (999.1 km2) (or 98.55%) is land and 5.69 square miles (14.7 km2) (or 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.
Major highways 
U.S. highways 
State routes 
Secondary Highways 
- Old U.S. Highway 76 Also Old S.R. 2
- Loving Road
- Old S.R. 2
- Aska Road
- Madola Road
- Lebanon Road
- Mobile Road
- Curtis Switch Road
- Galloway Road
- Doublehead Gap Road
- Skeenah Gap Road
Adjacent counties 
- Cherokee County, North Carolina - northeast
- Union County, Georgia - east
- Dawson County, Georgia - southeast
- Lumpkin County, Georgia - southeast
- Gilmer County, Georgia - southwest
- Murray County, Georgia - west
- Polk County, Tennessee - northwest
National protected area 
As of the census 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 99.9% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, and 0.0% from two or more races. 0.0% 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 
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Polk County, Tennessee||Cherokee County, North Carolina|
|Gilmer County and Murray County||Union County|
|Dawson County and Lumpkin County|