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Georgia Taliaferro County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 24, 1825

Population: 2,077

Total Area: 195.4 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Crawfordville (County Seat)

• Sharon

Taliaferro County, the 65th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1825. Originally part of Hancock, Greene, Oglethorpe, Wilkes and Warren counties, Taliaferro County was named for Revolutionary War hero and U.S. Congressman Benjamin Taliaferro. The county's name is pronounced as if it were "oliver" preceded by a "t."

Several movies were filmed in the county, including "Coward of the County" with Kenny Rogers and "Through Hazel's Eyes" with Jane Seymour.

One notable citizen of Taliaferro County was Richard M. Johnston, an educator and author, who wrote Dukesborough Tales and Old Mark Lampton " Also from Taliaferro County was Roselle M. Montgomery, who was considered one of America's finest poets and often wrote about Crawfordville.

Festivals in the county include the Labor Day Festival, Christmas in the Park, Christmas in Dixie and the Summer Jamboree. The Twelve Oaks Barbecue and Ball, which takes place in June in Liberty Hall, features two days of living history, Confederate encampments, along with arts and crafts.

Taliaferro County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 195.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 9.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 14.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 60.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.36 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2008 Public administration was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,446. Per capita income grew by 21.1% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).


People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 1,812 Covered Employment 218
   Growth (%) since 1990 -5.4%    Average wage per job $22,832
Households (2000) 870 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 858    Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 13.6 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 3.1%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,802    Average wage per job $37,276
Median Household Income (2008) $27,033 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 26.6    Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 56.2 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County D
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.4    Average wage per job D



Enrollment: SCHOOL
Address: 557 Broad St NW, Crawfordville, GA 30631
Phone: (706) 456-2575
County: Taliaferro County
Enrollment: 231
Grades: PK-12

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