Centralhatchee, Georgia

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Centralhatchee, Georgia
Town
Centralhatchee in 2012
Centralhatchee in 2012
Location in Heard County and the state of Georgia
Location in Heard County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°22′7″N 85°6′15″W / 33.36861°N 85.10417°W / 33.36861; -85.10417Coordinates: 33°22′7″N 85°6′15″W / 33.36861°N 85.10417°W / 33.36861; -85.10417
Country United States
State Georgia
County Heard
Government
 • Mayor Barbie Crockett
Area
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Density 125/sq mi (48.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 30217
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-15026[1]
GNIS feature ID 0355098[2]

Centralhatchee is a small town in Heard County, Georgia, United States. The population was 408 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Centralhatchee was originally a militia district known as "Black Ankle". The community of Glenloch, to the north, was known as "Blue Shin". The geographic configuration of these two communities, according to Indian legend, resembled the ankle and shin portion of the leg and foot. The town became part of Heard County when the county was formed from parts of Carroll, Troup and Coweta counties in 1830.

The town was chartered in 1903 with the name "Centralhatchee". J.B. Wood was elected as the first mayor.

The Centralhatchee Baptist Church was organized in 1837 with 37 original members. The present building was built in 1896 on land given by Mr. Thomas Vaughn. The first pastor was Rev. William Daniel.

In 1907 the Centralhatchee Methodist Church was organized with Rev. R.F. Hodnett as the pastor.

From 1990 until 2004, Eley Loftin served as mayor of Centralhatchee; he now serves as a city councilman. Today[when?], Barbie Crockett holds the mayoral position.

Geography[edit]

Centralhatchee is located in northern Heard County at 33°22′7″N 85°6′15″W / 33.36861°N 85.10417°W / 33.36861; -85.10417 (33.368476, -85.104182).[4] Centralhatchee Creek, a south-flowing tributary of the Chattahoochee River, passes just outside of the town limits to the west.

U.S. Route 27, a four-lane highway, passes through the west side of town, leading south 7 miles (11 km) to Franklin, the Heard County seat, and north 16 miles (26 km) to Carrollton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 119
1920 151 26.9%
1930 176 16.6%
1940 201 14.2%
1950 239 18.9%
1960 174 −27.2%
1970 186 6.9%
1980 240 29.0%
1990 301 25.4%
2000 383 27.2%
2010 408 6.5%
Est. 2015 393 [5] −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 383 people, 136 households, and 105 families residing in the town. The population density was 116.6 people per square mile (45.1/km²). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 46.0 per square mile (17.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.65% White, 2.09% African American, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,813, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $34,000 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,491. About 1.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Centralhatchee town, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.