Georgia Heard County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 22, 1830

Population: 11,012

Total Area: 296.1 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Franklin (County Seat)

• Centralhatchee
• Ephesus

Heard County was created in 1830, by the Treaty of Indian Springs, from parts of Carroll, Coweta and Troup counties. It is named for Stephen Heard, a Revolutionary War hero and the first president of the Executive Council of Georgia.

The city of Franklin, incorporated in 1831, is on the site of a large Creek town. Centralhatchee is a Native American word for “fish stream,” while Ephesus was named for the famous Greek city.

There are several interesting old gristmills and cotton gins scattered throughout the county, including the Armstrong Mill in the northeast section of the county.

The Chattahoochee River bisects Heard County from northeast to southwest. The West Point Reservoir is a popular recreation area.

Every Labor Day holiday weekend, the Powers Crossroads Festival is held on the line between Coweta and Heard counties. This is rated as one of the ten best arts and crafts festivals in the country.

Heard County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 296.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 38.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 105.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 10.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.70 persons compared to an average family size of 3.12 persons.

In 2008 construction was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $64,664. Per capita income grew by 7.6% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 11,528 Covered Employment 2,962
Growth (%) since 1990 33.6% Average wage per job $46,020
Households (2000) 4,043 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 15.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,920 Average wage per job $33,496
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.5%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $26,406 Average wage per job $38,848
Median Household Income (2008) $39,864 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 66.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.3 Average wage per job D

Address: 315 Centralhatchee Pkwy, Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (770) 854-4002
County: Heard County
Enrollment: 181
Grades: PK-5

Address: 24414 Georgia Highway 100, Roopville, GA 30170
Phone: (770) 854-4400
County: Heard County
Enrollment: 166
Grades: PK-5

3. HEARD County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 545 Main St, Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (706) 675-3656
County: Heard County
Enrollment: 632
Grades: 9-12

4. HEARD County
Address: 269 Old Field Rd, Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (706) 675-9247
County: Heard County
Enrollment: 470
Grades: 6-8

Address: 4647 Pea Ridge Rd, Franklin, GA 30217
Phone: (706) 675-3687
County: Heard County
Enrollment: 712
Grades: PK-5