Reed Creek, Georgia

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Reed Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hart County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,604 at the 2010 census,[1] up from 2,148 at the 2000 census.

Reed Creek is also home to late American Revolutionary War Veterans Captain Thomas "Trader" Payne (1721-1811) 2nd Georgia Brigade Continental Army and his son in-law, Moses Ayers Sr (1747-1837). Thomas "Trader" Payne moved to Reed Creek in 1784 after receiving land grants from the State of Georgia for service in the American Revolution and operated a trading post on a creek that bears his name today, Paynes Creek. It is unknown the burial site of Thomas "Trader" Payne do to the construction of Lake Hartwell and the relocation of gravesites, also the location of the trading post is under the waters of Lake Hartwell. Moses Ayers moved to Reed Creek in 1800 when Reed Creek was still part of Franklin County, Georgia before Hart County was created in 1853, Moses Ayers burial site is located at the Old Reed Creek Baptist Church site not to far from Paynes Creek. Descendents of Payne and Ayers still reside in the Reed Creek area today.

Geography[edit]

Reed Creek is located in northeastern Hart County at 34°26′31″N 82°54′51″W / 34.44194°N 82.91417°W / 34.44194; -82.91417 (34.441880, -82.914186).[2] It is bordered to the north and east by Lake Hartwell on the Savannah River, which separates the community from the state of South Carolina.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 34.3 square miles (88.8 km2), of which 23.7 square miles (61.3 km2) are land and 10.6 square miles (27.5 km2), or 31.01%, are water.[1] The main primary highway in Reed Creek is Georgia State Route 51 which runs north out of Hartwell, Georgia to Reed Creek.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,148 people, 965 households, and 711 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 92.0 people per square mile (35.5/km²). There were 1,705 housing units at an average density of 73.1/sq mi (28.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.58% White, 1.49% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.05% of the population.

There were 965 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,125, and the median income for a family was $47,321. Males had a median income of $29,141 versus $19,815 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,640. About 7.4% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Attraction[edit]

Lake Hartwell, which covers approximately 56,000 square acres.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Reed Creek CDP, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.