Georgia Hart County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 7, 1853

Population: 22,997

Total Area: 232.2 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Hartwell (County Seat)

Hart County was created in 1853 from parts of Elbert, Franklin and Madison counties, and is the only Georgia county named for a woman. Nancy Hart, who lived in the area during the Revolutionary War, served as a rebel spy and killed five Tories who threatened her home. Hartwell, the county seat, is also named for her. The only other municipality is Bowersville.

The Teasley-Holland House in Hartwell is a historic museum in a one-story Victorian style home that was built in 1880 by Isham Asbury Teasley.

Hartwell Lake, which forms parts of the county’s eastern and southern borders, is a major tourist attraction in the region. The lake covers 55,950 acres, and is one of the three most visited Corps of Engineer lakes in the country.

Other important attractions in Hart County include Hart State Park, Victoria Bryant State Park, Lake Hartwell Dam and Power Plant and Bluegrass Express.

The Cherokee Indian “Center of the World” is located in the county on Highway 29 South. This Cherokee Indian Assembly ground, marked by a roadside monument, was the site of council meetings and trade with white settlers.

The 118-year old Hartwell Sun provides the community with news coverage of local government, social and recreation stories.

Annual events in Hart County include the Arts in Hartwell Festival in April, the Blessing of the Fleet on Lake Hartwell in May, a pre-Labor Day gospel sing, Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Show and Lake Hartwell Dam Run.

Hart County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 232.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 103.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 45.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 19.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.47 persons compared to an average family size of 2.92 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $40,961. Per capita income grew by 2.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 24,067 Covered Employment 6,277
Growth (%) since 1990 22.1% Average wage per job $30,310
Households (2000) 9,106 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 19.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,468 Average wage per job $40,961
Unemployment Rate (2009) 13.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,195 Average wage per job $43,408
Median Household Income (2008) $39,593 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.5%
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.6 Average wage per job $32,255
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 71.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 1.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.5 Average wage per job $36,974

1. HART County
Enrollment: ACADEMY
Address: 186 Nancy Hart School Rd, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 856-7241
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 28
Grades: 6-12

2. HART County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 59 Fifth St, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 376-5461
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 992
Grades: 9-12

3. HART County
Address: 176 Powell Rd, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 376-5431
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 824
Grades: 6-12

Address: 147 S College Ave, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 376-4425
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 536
Grades: PK-5

Address: 124 Ankerich Rd, Bowersville, GA 30516
Phone: (706) 856-7369
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 646
Grades: KG-5

Address: 121 Em Dairy Rd, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: (706) 856-7383
County: Hart County
Enrollment: 509
Grades: KG-5