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County Profile

Incorporated: December 9, 1822

Population: 12,495

Total Area: 325.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Knoxville (County Seat)

• Roberta

Crawford County, the 55th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1822 from Creek Indian lands and part of Houston County. Later, parts of Macon and Talbot counties were added. The county was named for William H. Crawford, who was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury when the county was created.

A monument to Joanna Troutman, who designed and made the Lone Star Flag adopted by the State of Texas, can be found on the historic courthouse square. The flag was presented to a group of Georgia volunteers who were en route to help Texas fight in its war of independence in 1835.

In Knoxville, there are several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Crawford County Courthouse (1831) and the Crawford County Jail (1882). The Roberta Historic District is also listed.

The county seat, Knoxville, received a charter in 1825, but it is no longer a functioning municipality. It was one of 187 inactive municipalities to lose their charters in 1995 as a result of a 1993 Act of the General Assembly.

There are 19 archaeological sites in the county that have been filed with the State Archeological Office. The sites include the Indian Agency Reserve on the banks of the Flint River and the Creek habitation area along the Flint River. Benjamin Hawkins, an Indian agent from 1794 to 1816, is buried on this site.

Jefferson Franklin Long (1836-1900), the first African American who served in the 41st U.S. Congress, was born near Knoxville in Crawford County. Long was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago in 1880.

Crawford County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 325.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 37.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 117.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 23.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.78 persons compared to an average family size of 3.14 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,254. Per capita income grew by 21.9% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).


People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 12,240 Covered Employment 1,435
   Growth (%) since 1990 36.1%    Average wage per job $28,641
Households (2000) 4,461 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 12.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,206    Average wage per job $25,254
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.6 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 5.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,810    Average wage per job $41,332
Median Household Income (2008) $41,429 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 6.8%
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.8    Average wage per job $19,914
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.3 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.8    Average wage per job $34,703



1. CRAWFORD County
Address: 190 E Crusselle St, Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: (478) 836-5460
County: Crawford County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

2. CRAWFORD County
Address: P.O. Box 308, Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: (478) 836-3171
County: Crawford County
Enrollment: 878
Grades: PK-5

3. CRAWFORD County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 400 E Agency St, Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: (478) 836-3126
County: Crawford County
Enrollment: 547
Grades: 9-12

4. CRAWFORD County
Address: P.O. Box 335, Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: (478) 836-3181
County: Crawford County
Enrollment: 454
Grades: 6-8

Address: 200 East Crusselle Street, Roberta, GA 31078
Phone: (478) 836-5706
County: Crawford County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

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