Empire, Georgia

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Empire, Georgia
Empire is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Empire
Empire
Coordinates: 32°20′25″N 83°17′46″W / 32.34028°N 83.29611°W / 32.34028; -83.29611Coordinates: 32°20′25″N 83°17′46″W / 32.34028°N 83.29611°W / 32.34028; -83.29611
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesBleckley, Dodge
Area
 • Total2.32 sq mi (6.00 km2)
 • Land2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
386 ft (118 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total393
 • Density171/sq mi (66.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31014
Area code(s)478
FIPS code13-27512[1]
GNIS feature ID0313945[2]

Empire is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Dodge and Bleckley counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 393.[3]

History[edit]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1911 as the "Town of Empire".[4] Founders of the community named it "Empire" in order to promote a sawmill established there.[5] The town's municipal charter was repealed in 1995.[5]

Geography[edit]

Empire is located primarily in Dodge County but extends west into Bleckley County as well. U.S. Route 23 passes through the CDP, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Cochran, the Bleckley County seat, and south 12 miles (19 km) to Eastman, the Dodge County seat. Macon is 42 miles (68 km) to the north via US-23.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 0.015 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.72%, is water.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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): Empire CDP, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1911. p. 1146.
  5. ^ a b Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.