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County Profile

Incorporated: August 11, 1914

Population: 10,795

Total Area: 185 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Claxton (County Seat)

• Bellville
• Daisy
• Hagan

Evans County, the 150th county formed in Georgia, was created from parts of Bulloch and Tattnall counties. It was named for Confederate General Clement A. Evans who led the last charge of the Army of Virginia at Appomattox. Claxton, the county seat, was incorporated in 1911 and named for Kate Claxton, a popular actress of the time.

The City of Claxton is known as the "Fruit Cake Capital of the World" in honor of its production of the traditional holiday treat. The Georgia Fruit Cake Company and Claxton Bakery, Inc., ship this delicacy around the globe each year.

The neo-classical Evans County Courthouse was built in 1923.

Old Sunbury Road runs through the county. Laid out in the 1790s, it was one of the longest vehicular thoroughfares of the post-revolutionary period.

Evans County residents and visitors alike enjoy the amenities of several local parks. Bacon-Ford Park is located in Claxton. Rocks River Park on the Canoochee River features camping, picnicking, and boating facilities.

Much of the southeastern part of Evans County is occupied by Fort Stewart, a U.S. Army base used as a flight training center.

The Evans County Wildlife Club hosts a Rattlesnake Roundup each March. Highlights of the event include a parade, beauty pageant, arts and crafts exhibits, and a snake hunting competition. Live rattlesnakes captured during the event are sold to colleges and laboratories for research purposes. The City of Hagan also sponsors a popular Fourth of July Celebration each year.

Evans County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 184.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 63.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 44.0%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 33.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 6.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.62 persons compared to an average family size of 3.10 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $27,905. Per capita income grew by 2.7% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).


People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 11,695 Covered Employment 4,559
   Growth (%) since 1990 34.1%    Average wage per job $27,628
Households (2000) 3,778 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 40.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,914    Average wage per job $27,905
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.5 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 2.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,125    Average wage per job $28,651
Median Household Income (2008) $33,269 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 24.8    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 65.7 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.0    Average wage per job $31,912



Address: 720 North Church Street, Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: (912) 739-8888
County: Evans County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

Address: 6463 Us Highway 301, Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: (912) 739-2714
County: Evans County
Enrollment: 1,011
Grades: PK-5

Address: 102 N Clark St, Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: (912) 739-3993
County: Evans County
Enrollment: 500
Grades: 9-12

Address: 4 N College St, Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: (912) 739-3646
County: Evans County
Enrollment: 349
Grades: 6-8

Address: 3609 Bill Hodges Road, Claxton, GA 30417
Phone: (912) 739-4807
County: Evans County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 7-10

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