Georgia Butts County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 24, 1825

Population: 19,522

Total Area: 186.6 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Jackson (County Seat)

• Flovilla
• Jenkinsburg

The 64th county formed in Georgia, was created from Henry and Monroe counties. It was named for Captain Samuel Butts, a militiaman killed fighting Creek Indians in the War of 1812. Jackson, the county seat, was named for President Andrew Jackson.

Historic sites abound in Butts County, like Indian Springs Hotel (1823), the Indian Springs Church (1855), the Butts County Courthouse (1898), the Old Flovilla School (1885-1932), and historic private homes.

Lake Jackson, one of the earliest reservoirs in Georgia, was formed in 1910 when the Central Georgia Power Company completed a dam and hydroelectric plant at Lloyd Shoals on the Ocmulgee River.

Indian Springs is the oldest state park in the United States. The Creek Indians used the springs for centuries to heal their sick and to keep the healthy well. It was also the site of the treaty that ceded the Creek Indian lands to the state of Georgia in 1825.

Robert Grier was one of Butts County’s notable citizens. He was the publisher of Grier’s Almanac which has been published annually since 1807. Current sales average 2.5 million copies a year.

Festivals in Butts County include the Scottish Festival, the Native American Festival, and a Civil War re-enactment each November.

Butts County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 186.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 130.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 84.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 28.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.73 persons compared to an average family size of 3.15 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $30,033. Per capita income declined 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) 24,392 Covered Employment 5,733
Growth (%) since 1990 59.2% Average wage per job $29,103
Households (2000) 6,455 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.0%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,265 Average wage per job $30,033
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,219 Average wage per job $41,803
Median Household Income (2008) $45,398 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 15.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 69.8 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.1%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.6 Average wage per job $43,317
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Address: 150 Shiloh Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 504-2356
County: Butts County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: KG-5

Address: 494 George Tate Dr, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 504-2310
County: Butts County
Enrollment: 776
Grades: 6-8

Address: 218 Woodland Way, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 504-2320
County: Butts County
Enrollment: 527
Grades: KG-5

Address: 717 S Harkness St, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 504-2340
County: Butts County
Enrollment: 1,061
Grades: 9-12

Address: 820 N Mulberry St, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 504-2330
County: Butts County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

Address: 209 Stark Rd, Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-9470
County: Butts County
Enrollment: 704
Grades: PK-5