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Georgia Twiggs County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 14, 1809

Population: 10,590

Total Area: 142.6 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Jeffersonville (County Seat)

• Danville

Twiggs County was created in 1809, taking its territory from Wilkinson County. Georgia's 37th county was named for General John Twiggs, a prominent leader in the Revolutionary War and the Indian Wars.

There are several sites of interest listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Hollywood Plantation, the Old Richland Baptist Church (1811), the county courthouse (1903), Gleeson Hall, Bullard house, Charlane Plantation, and Myrick's Mill. LaFayette stopped at this mill during his tour of Georgia in 1825.

Industrial development in the county centers on the mining and production of kaolin. There are 36 mines and 3,797 acres used for kaolin and sand. Kaolin is the white clay-like mineral used for ceramics and refractories. Timber is the largest agricultural product.

Twiggs County is the geographic center of the state.

Twiggs County shares the Ocmulgee Wildlife Management Area with its southern neighbor, Bleckley County.

Dudley Mays Hughes, from Twiggs County, was a four-time member of Congress and the co-author of the Smith Hughes Vocational Education Bill in 1917. This law provided federal aid for vocational education in such areas as agriculture and various technical skills.

Twiggs County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 360.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 28.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 28.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 43.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.73 persons compared to an average family size of 3.20 persons.

In 2008 educational services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,881. Per capita income grew by 22.0% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

 

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 10,111 Covered Employment 1,073
   Growth (%) since 1990 3.1%    Average wage per job $36,216
Households (2000) 3,832 Manufacturing - % all jobs in County 2.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,712    Average wage per job $27,903
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.5 Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County 1.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,827    Average wage per job $38,992
Median Household Income (2008) $34,823 Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County 13.1%
Poverty Rate (2008) 21.1    Average wage per job $20,637
H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.2 Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County D
Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2000) 5.4    Average wage per job D

 

 

1. BLECKLEY County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 470 Ga Highway 26 E, Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: (478) 934-3600
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: 520 3-5

2. BLECKLEY County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 590 Ga Highway 26 E, Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: (478) 934-7270
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: 509
Grades: 6-8

3. JEFFERSONVILLE ELEMENTARY
Address: 675 Bullard Rd, Jeffersonville, GA 31044
Phone: (478) 945-3127
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: 402
Grades: PK-4

4. TWIGGS County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
Address: 375 Watson Drive, Jeffersonville, GA 31044
Phone: (478) 945-3112
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

5. TWIGGS County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 375 Watson Dr, Jeffersonville, GA 31044
Phone: (478) 945-3112
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: 340
Grades: 9-12

6. TWIGGS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 375 Watson Dr, Jeffersonville, GA 31044
Phone: (478) 945-3113
County: Twiggs County
Enrollment: 296
Grades: 5-8


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