Chatsworth, Georgia

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total5.33 sq mi (13.80 km2)
 • Land5.32 sq mi (13.77 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 • Total4,299
 • Estimate 
 • Density806.85/sq mi (311.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706/762
FIPS code13-15508[3]
GNIS feature ID0327417[4]
U.S. Route 411 in Chatsworth

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 in 2010. The city is the county seat of Murray County.[5]It is the site of the coldest temperature in Georgia, -17 °F (-27 °C) on January 27, 1940.

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.[6][7]

Just east of Chatsworth are Fort Mountain and the Fort Mountain State Park.


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 transferred to Chatsworth from Spring Place.[8]


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).[9] 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) is land, and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.42%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)4,290[2]−0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] 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 99.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0% of the population.


Murray County School District[edit]

The Murray County School District holds preschool to grade twelve, and consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and once had an academy school.[11] The district has 451 full-time teachers and over 7,346 students.[12]

Notable People[edit]

Jody Ridley NASCAR Driver.

Billy Napier Football Coach for the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns.

C.K. Fauver former Pitcher for the Louisville Colonels.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Murray County Website". Archived from the original on 7 February 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 223. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Murray County Schools, Retrieved April 09, 2012.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 24, 2010.

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