Statenville, Georgia

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Statenville
Unincorporated community
Echols County  Courthouse in Statenville
Echols County Courthouse in Statenville
Statenville is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Statenville
Statenville
Location within the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°42′11″N 83°1′40″W / 30.70306°N 83.02778°W / 30.70306; -83.02778Coordinates: 30°42′11″N 83°1′40″W / 30.70306°N 83.02778°W / 30.70306; -83.02778
Country United States
State Georgia
County Echols
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 31648
Area code(s) 229
Website http://www.echolscountygeorgia.com

Statenville is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of Echols County, Georgia, United States.[1] The zip code is 31648 and the area code 229.

History[edit]

Statenville was founded in 1858 as seat of the newly formed Echols county. It is named for early store owner Henry Staten,[2] but was erroneously incorporated as "Statesville" in 1859. By the 1980s, the state officially called it Statenville, as the locals always had. In 1995, a new state law revoked the city charter, along with dozens of others in Georgia who had inactive governments. This left Echols and Webster as the only counties in Georgia with an unincorporated county seat. The latest population, for Statenville Census Designated Place, was 1,096.

Education[edit]

Echols County School District[edit]

The Echols County School District consists of two schools.[3] The district has 40 full-time teachers and over 700 students.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). "Historical Gazetteer of the United States". Routledge. p. 247. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 8, 2010.

External links[edit]

  • Echols County Georgia including the communities of Statenville, Howell, Mayday, Fruitland, Needmore, Potter, Tarver, and Haylow