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Milledgeville is a city located in Baldwin County, Georgia (of which it is the county seat), northeast of Macon, Georgia between Eatonton, Georgia and Hardwick, Georgia along Highway 441 on the banks of the Oconee River. It was capital of Georgia for some time, notably during the Civil War. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,757.

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History

Milledgeville was named after Georgia governor John Milledge, and was laid out at the start of the 19th century to be the new centrally located capital of the State of Georgia. It served as the state capital from 1804 to 1868.


Vaudeville actor and motion picture comedian Oliver Hardy began his career in Milledgeville. Author Flannery O'Connor spent her adolescence and parts of her later life in Milledgeville and is buried here.


Milledgeville is the location of the Central State Hospital (www.centralstatehospital.org), Georgia's first public psychiatric hospital, founded in 1842.


Milledgeville is also home to two institutes of higher education, Georgia Military College (www.gmc.cc.ga.us) and Georgia College & State University (www.gcsu.edu).


Milledgeville is composed of two main districts: a heavily commercialized area extending from a few blocks norths of Georgia College and State University to four miles north of Milledgeville proper known to locals simply as "441", and the "Downtown" area, encompassing the college, buildings housing city government agencies, various bars and the sole dance club, appropriately named "Capital City."


Geography

Milledgeville is located at 33°5'16" North, 83°14'0" West (33.087755, -83.233401)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 52.4 km˛ (20.2 mi˛). 51.7 km˛ (20.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.7 km˛ (0.3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.33% water.


Milledgeville is located on the Fall line.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 18,757 people, 4,755 households, and 2,643 families residing in the city. The population density is 362.5/km˛ (938.8/mi˛). There are 5,356 housing units at an average density of 103.5/km˛ (268.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 49.94% White, 47.68% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 4,755 households out of which 25.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% are married couples living together, 18.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 3.04.


In the city the population is spread out with 16.0% under the age of 18, 20.9% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 166.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 173.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $30,484, and the median income for a family is $44,683. Males have a median income of $30,794 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,782. 24.0% of the population and 14.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.8% of those under the age of 18 and 16.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Welcome to Milledgeville (http://www.milledgevillega.com/index4.html)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.087755&longitude=-83.233401&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=33.087755&lon=-83.233401&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-83.233401&lat=33.087755&w=750&h=500)

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Milledgeville, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (538 words)
Milledgeville is a city located in Baldwin County in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Milledgeville was named after Georgia governor John Milledge, and was laid out at the start of the 19th century to be the new centrally located capital of the State of Georgia.
Milledgeville is the location of the Central State Hospital, Georgia's first public psychiatric hospital, founded in 1842.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Milledgeville (1253 words)
A town of 18,757 inhabitants, Milledgeville is the seat of Baldwin County, in central Georgia.
In December 1804 Milledgeville was declared by the legislature to be the new capital of Georgia.
Milledgeville spent the remaining years of the nineteenth century trying to survive the loss of the capital.
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