Georgia Glascock County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 19, 1857

Population: 2,556

Total Area: 144.2 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Gibson (County Seat)

• Edgehill
• Mitchell

Carters Lake provides a major recreational area in the county. Carters Lake is formed from the Coosawatee River, which is formed from the Cartecay and Ellijay Rivers. The rivers were formerly used for timber operations in the area. The Glascock County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other interesting historic sites include the Kelley House (1880), the Victorian Peebles Home (1890), and the James Kelley/Sherman Harris place (1828).

Gibson was named for Judge William Gibson, a former Colonel in the Confederate Army, who donated $500 for the first public building (the courthouse) in Glascock County.

Within Hamburg State Park is an industrial museum located in a 1920 water-turbine powered gin and milling complex.

The Ogeechee River, which forms a portion of the western boundary of the county, provides a wide variety of recreational activities. Rocky Comfort Creek also provides fishing and camping.

The county has one kaolin mining and processing plant. Farming and forestry are the dominant sectors of the economy.

Hamburg State Park is the location of the Hamburg Harvest Festival, held each September.

Glascock County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 144.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 19.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 12.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 8.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.44 persons compared to an average family size of 2.94 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $14,413. Per capita income declined by 6.0% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 2,801 Covered Employment 399
Growth (%) since 1990 18.8% Average wage per job $21,592
Households (2000) 1,004 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County N/A
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 1,134 Average wage per job N/A
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,347 Average wage per job $32,315
Median Household Income (2008) $36,630 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 66.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.5 Average wage per job D

1. GLASCOCK County
Address: 1230 Panther Way, Gibson, GA 30810
Phone: (706) 598-2121
County: Glascock County
Enrollment: 653
Grades: PK-12