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Encyclopedia > Cairo, Georgia
Cairo, Georgia
Location in Grady County and the state of Georgia
Location in Grady County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°52′40″N 84°12′32″W / 30.87778, -84.20889
Country United States
State Georgia
County Grady
Area
 - Total 9.4 sq mi (24.2 km²)
 - Land 9.3 sq mi (24.1 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 9,239
 - Density 982.9/sq mi (381.8/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 31728, 39827, 39828
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-12400[1]
GNIS feature ID 0354934[2]

Cairo is a city in Grady County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,239. The city is the county seat of Grady County[3]. Image File history File links Grady_County_Georgia_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Cairo_Highlighted. ... Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... The U.S. state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. ... Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 229 is the telephone area code serving the state of Georgia. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Grady County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...


The city was named for Cairo, Egypt, but its name is pronounced /ˈkɛəroʊ/ (listen). For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ...

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Syrup City

Although Cairo is nicknamed the "Syrup City" it has no relationship with the Karo brand of corn syrup, which is pronounced like the city's name. Rather, Cairo earned its nickname by producing cane syrup from the early 1900s through the late 1990s. Of the several companies that produced cane syrup, Roddenbery's was the best known. // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... In cooking, a syrup (from Arabic شراب sharab, beverage, via Latin siropus) is a thick, viscous liquid, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars, but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. ... Tate & Lyle brand Corn Syrup being moved by tank car Corn syrup is a syrup, made using corn (maize) starch as a [feedstock], and composed mainly of [glucose]. A series of two [enzyme|enzymatic] reactions are used to convert the corn starch to corn syrup. ...


Reflecting this "syrup" heritage, the Cairo High School football team is nicknamed the Syrupmakers, and the school mascot is a syrup pitcher. According to local tradition, this began during a rainy football game, when the players wore donated ponchos with "Roddenbury Syrup" printed on them. Another tradition claims that a newspaper reporter referred to the Cairo Tigers in print as "the syrupmakers from Cairo." Cairo High School is a public high school in Cairo, Georgia. ...


The school's female athletic teams are named "Syrup Maids," often shortened to "Maids," while the male athletes are often dubbed "Makers." In 1986 ESPN chose "Syrupmakers" as the No. 1 nickname for a high school sports team.


Geography

Cairo is located at 30°52′40″N, 84°12′32″W (30.877803, -84.208877)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.3 km²), of which, 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.53%) is water. Cairo is 5-10 miles north of the birthplace of Jackie Robinson (the first black player to play Major League Baseball and first black winner of the Rookie of the Year Award) in the Beachton community near the Florida line. Jackie Robinson and his mother moved from Beachton to California soon after Jackie was born. In later years, Jackie never claimed Cairo as his birthplace, and an old Mike Wallace news segment (on film) from the late 50s or early 60s is stored in the archives at Roddenbery Memorial Library in Cairo that details the circumstances of Jackie and his mother leaving Grady County. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,239 people, 3,465 households, and 2,456 families residing in the city. The population density was 992.0 people per square mile (383.2/km²). There were 3,898 housing units at an average density of 418.5/sq mi (161.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.30% African American, 43.99% White, 0.42% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.80% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,465 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 24.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $23,054, and the median income for a family was $30,352. Males had a median income of $29,063 versus $20,542 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,759. About 24.4% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.2% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable Natives

Teresa Edwards on the Minnesota Lynx Teresa Edwards (born July 19, 1964 in Cairo, Georgia) is a retired American basketball player. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... William Charles Harris (born June 22, 1978 in Cairo, Georgia, in the United States) is a second baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Atlanta Braves organization. ... Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... Ernest Riles (born October 2, 1960 in Cairo, Georgia) is a former shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Major Leagues redirects here. ... William Thomas Stanfill (born January 13, 1947) is a former defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. ... NFL redirects here. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Mickey Thomas (born December 3, 1949, in Cairo, Georgia), is an American singer. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... Daryle Singletary (born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia) is a country music singer. ... Matthew Mack Robinson (July 18, 1912–March 12, 2000) was the older brother of Baseball Hall of Fame member Jackie Robinson. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Robert Earl Walden was a punter with a 14 year career in the NFL from 1964 to 1977. ... Mayday Parade is an alternative rock band from Tallahassee, FL formed from members of Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment. ... Sweet Escape is the title of Gwen Stefanis second solo album, which will contain outtakes from her first solo effort, Love. ...

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

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  Results from FactBites:
 
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Cairo (824 words)
Cairo, incorporated in 1870, is located in Grady County in southwest Georgia, thirty miles north of Tallahassee, Florida.
Located on the Lower Coastal Plain of southwest Georgia, the area is known for its many streams, long growing season, and sandy loam soil that produces many diverse crops.
A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, the Office of the Governor, and the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education.
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