Euharlee, Georgia

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Euharlee, Georgia
City
Covered Bridge Road
Covered Bridge Road
Location in Bartow County and the state of Georgia
Location in Bartow County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°8′50″N 84°56′11″W / 34.14722°N 84.93639°W / 34.14722; -84.93639Coordinates: 34°8′50″N 84°56′11″W / 34.14722°N 84.93639°W / 34.14722; -84.93639
Country United States
State Georgia
County Bartow
Incorporated January 1, 1976[1]
Named for "she laughs as she runs" in Cherokee language.[1]
Government
 • Mayor Dennis J. Thayer[2]
 • City Manager Dusty Arnold
Area
 • Total 5.4 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,136
 • Density 785/sq mi (303.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30120, 30145
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-27988[3]
GNIS feature ID 0313985[4]
Website www.euharlee.com

Euharlee is a city in Bartow County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,136 at the 2010 census,[5] an increase of 29% over the 2000 count of 3,208.

Euharlee is a bedroom community of Cartersville, the Bartow County seat which is located 9 miles (14 km) to the east. They are connected through Euharlee Road, and by a chain of subdivisions and homes. Euharlee is located next to Plant Bowen, which has the second largest generating capacity of any coal-fired power plant in the United States.

History[edit]

Further information: History of Bartow County

Euharlee was originally called Burge's Mill by settlers as early as the 1840s.[6] The town was incorporated as Euharlee by the General Assembly of Georgia on September 16, 1870.[7] "Euharlee" is a name derived from the Cherokee language, meaning "she laughs as she runs".[8]

Geography[edit]

Euharlee is located in southwestern Bartow County at 34°8′50″N 84°56′11″W / 34.14722°N 84.93639°W / 34.14722; -84.93639 (34.147174, -84.936445).[9] The Etowah River, part of the Alabama River watershed, flows through the eastern part of the city. Euharlee Creek joins the river just south of the center of town and is crossed by the Euharlee Covered Bridge, one of the oldest covered bridges in Georgia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 2.83%, is water.[5]

The Euharlee Covered Bridge

The current population, exceeding 4,100 residents, represents a substantial increase from the 1,600 residents estimated in 1995. Population growth in Euharlee is, to a great degree, attributable to the growth of the neighboring community of Cartersville.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 24
1890 144 500.0%
1980 477
1990 850 78.2%
2000 3,208 277.4%
2010 4,136 28.9%
Est. 2015 4,261 [10] 3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,208 people, 1,004 households, and 863 families residing in the city. The population density was 694.6 people per square mile (268.1/km²). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 228.8 per square mile (88.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.31% White, 7.64% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 1.12% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.

There were 1,003 households out of which 55.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.0% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city, the population was spread out with 36.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 14.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,714, and the median income for a family was $55,912. Males had a median income of $38,382 versus $24,631 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,483. About 1.7% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Black Pioneer's Cemetery is an area of downtown Euharlee dedicated to preserving the gravesites of several early African-American settlers of the region.
  • The Euharlee Covered Bridge goes over Euharlee Creek. It is one of the oldest covered bridges remaining in the state of Georgia. It was built in 1889 by Washington W. King, son of Horace King, and was formerly known as Lowry Bridge.
  • The Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum is local history museum located in historic downtown Euharlee. The museum features an assortment of local artifacts from the early American Indian habitation to an exhibit featuring the area's Civil War history and local institutions.[12]
  • Kingston Saltpeter Cave (not open to the public), located between Euharlee and Kingston, is the largest cave in Bartow County and was used to help produce gunpowder for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

Schools[edit]

Euharlee is home to two schools within the Bartow County school system. Woodland Middle School and Euharlee Elementary School are located on Euharlee Road and are directly across the street from each other.

Euharlee Elementary's current principal is Dr. Sharon Collum, and the assistant principal is Tracey Alford. The school's mission statement is, "The faculty and staff at Euharlee Elementary School are committed to educating children to become lifelong learners in a global society. We hope to instill academic values in students that they may successfully transition through life while crossing the bridge to the future." There is an annual Character Day Parade.

Woodland Middle School's current principal is Matt Gibson, and the assistant principals are Hope McCauley and Ryan Satterfield. The school's mission statement is "to provide the transition from the nurturing environment of elementary school to the independent environment of high school while offering our students quality standards-based instruction and the opportunity to develop emerging skills needed to become lifelong learners."

Fall Festival[edit]

There is an annual Fall Festival held with the Covered Bridge as the focal point. It is held in October. Local schools are invited to showcase choral and band ensembles throughout the weekend. Crafts and foods are sold by local vendors. There are rides for the children as well.

The festival was increased and relocated from Osborne Park with the completion of Frankie Harris Park behind Emmie Nelson Library at Euharlee in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Euharlee". Georgia.gov. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "City of Euharlee". Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Euharlee city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bartow County". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 19. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia: State of Georgia. 1870. pp. 188–189. 
  8. ^ "The Marietta Daily Journal - 'She laughs as she runs' in Euharlee". Mdjonline.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Euharlee Welcome Center & History Museum". Retrieved September 2, 2015. 

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