Echols County Courthouse in Statenville
|• Total||4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)|
|• Land||4.6 sq mi (12.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||138 ft (42 m)|
|• Density||225/sq mi (87.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||356558|
Statenville is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of Echols County, Georgia, United States. It is a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 1,040 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code is 31648, and the area code 229.
The town of Statenville was originally called Troublesome. It grew up at a ford on the Alapaha River in the 1850s. Troublesome was renamed Statenville when the latter was designated county seat in 1858 of the newly-formed Echols County. It is named for early store owner Henry Staten, but was erroneously incorporated as "Statesville" in 1859. In 1965, the state officially amended the city's charter to read "Statenville". In 1995, a new state law revoked the city charter, along with dozens of others in Georgia which had inactive governments. This left Echols and Webster as the only counties in Georgia with an unincorporated county seat.
Statenville is located in western Echols County, just east of the Alapaha River. U.S. Route 129 passes through the community, leading north 27 miles (43 km) to Lakeland, south 6 miles (10 km) to the Florida border, and south 14 miles (23 km) to Jasper, Florida. Georgia State Route 94 crosses US 129 in the center of Statenville, leading east 28 miles (45 km) to Fargo and northwest 18 miles (29 km) to Valdosta.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Statenville CDP has a total area of 11.96 square kilometres (4.62 sq mi), all land.
The South Georgia Regional Library operates the Hansford Allen Echols County Library. Named after timber and turpentine farmer Handsford Allen, who contributed money towards the establishment of the library, it is the smallest library in the system. It opened on July 19, 1992, with its construction funded by State of Georgia money. The community previously had its library in other locations: first in a Methodist church and later in the school district superintendent's courthouse office.
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- "Allen Statenville Library." South Georgia Regional Library. Retrieved on May 10, 2017.
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- Echols County, Georgia, including the communities of Statenville, Howell, Mayday, Fruitland, Needmore, Potter, Tarver, and Haylow