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Milledgeville, Georgia
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Georgia
Location in Baldwin County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°5′16″N 83°14′0″W / 33.08778, -83.23333
Country United States
State Georgia
County Baldwin
Area
 - Total 20.3 sq mi (52.4 km²)
 - Land 20 sq mi (51.7 km²)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km²)
Elevation 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 18,757
 - Density 924/sq mi (358/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 31059, 31061, 31062
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-51492[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332390[2]

Milledgeville is a city in and the county seat of Baldwin County[3] in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is northeast of Macon, between Eatonton and Hardwick along U.S. Highway 441 on the banks of the Oconee River. It was the capital of Georgia for some time, notably during the Civil War. The city is in the Macon metropolitan area. In 2000, the population was 18,757 2000 census, and was estimated at 19,761 as of 2006. Image File history File links Baldwin_County_Georgia_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Milledgeville_Highlighted. ... Baldwin County is a county located in the Georgia. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Contents

History

Georgia's second capitol building, 1937.
Georgia's second capitol building, 1937.

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 when the Georgia State Legislature moved to Atlanta. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (5000 × 3660 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 586 pixelsFull resolution (5000 × 3660 pixel, file size: 2. ... This is a list of Governors of the state of Georgia, including governors of the British colony of Georgia. ... John Milledge (1757–February 9, 1818) was an American politician. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Casey Cagle, R since November 7, 2006 Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson, R since November 7, 2006 Members 236 Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican Party Meeting place Georgia State Capitol Web site... Atlanta redirects here. ...


Current Day Industries and Occupations

Milledgeville is the location of the Central State Hospital (Georgia's first public psychiatric hospital). See Central State Hospital Website. "Central State," as it is known in Milledgeville and Central Georgia, was founded in 1842. Central State Hospital (CSH), located in Milledgeville, Georgia, is the states largest facility for treatment of mental illness and developmental disabilities. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Educational Institutions, Colleges, and Universities in Milledgeville

Milledgeville is also home to three institutes of higher education:

Milledgeville's public school system is governed by the Baldwin County, Georgia Board of Education. Milledgeville has one public high school (Baldwin High School). Established in 1879 in Milledgeville, Georgia Military College (abbreviated as GMC) now includes a liberal arts junior college, a high school, and a middle school. ... Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is a public university in Milledgeville, Georgia with over 5,500 students. ... Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is a 2 year college governed by the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE). ... Baldwin County is a county located in the Georgia. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Baldwin High School is located at 155 Highway 49 West in Milledgeville, Georgia. ...


Public Elementary School include:

  • Blandy Hills Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School (merged from West End and Northside)
  • Davis Elementary School (closed)
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School (merged from Davis and Southside)
  • Midway Elementary School
  • Northside Elementary School (closed)
  • Southside Elementary School (closed)
  • West End Elementary School (closed)

Public Middle Schools include:

  • Baldwin Middle School (closed)
  • Boddie Middle School (closed, refurbished, now alternate school)
  • Carver Middle School (closed, refurbished)
  • Davis Middle School (closed, converted into Davis Elementary School)
  • Oak Hill Middle School (merged from Baldwin and Boddie)

Various private education institutions are located in Milledgeville and Baldwin Country, and include:

Public library system: Established in 1879 in Milledgeville, Georgia Military College (abbreviated as GMC) now includes a liberal arts junior college, a high school, and a middle school. ...

The Twin Lakes Library System provides the citizens of Milledgeville, Georgia with access to over 70,000 items, including books, movies, music, and periodicals. ...

Famous Individuals from Milledgeville, Georgia

  • Blind Willie McTell, one of the most influential blues guitarists of the last century was born in Milledgeville.
  • Professional baseball players Kevin Brown (baseball), Willie Greene, and Rondell White were born in Milledgeville.
  • 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 (at Andalusia) and is buried in Milledgeville's Memory Hill Cemetery.
  • Professional football player Earnest Byner was born and raised in Milledgeville.
  • Congressman Carl Vinson was from Milledgeville.
  • Chief of Detectives Mark A. Bell III is from Milledgeville.
  • LaShawn Reaves, Network Engineer extraordinaire, father, and mentor to youth everywhere.
  • Author Barry Reese was born and raised in Milledgeville.
  • Southern author/humorist Ed Williams and the Brotherhood's (Hugh Foskey and Ray Pippin) famous lake retreat, the IHOP, is located in Milledgeville.
  • Joel Goddard, the popular and comicly creepy announcer for Late Night with Conan O'Brian, was born and raised in Milledgville.
  • Fish Scales from the band Nappy Roots.
  • Vivian from Pretty Woman (Julia Roberts).
  • Tennessee Titans cornerback Nick Harper

Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1908–August 15, 1959), born William Samuel McTell, was an influential American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Willie Louis Greene (born September 23, 1971 in Milledgeville, GA) was a professional baseball player for the Cincinattti Reds,(1992-1998), Baltimore Orioles,(1998), Toronto Blue Jays,(1999), and Chicago Cubs,(2000). ... Rondell Bernard White (born February 23, 1972 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball and currently is on the Minnesota Twins. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Oliver Hardy (born Norvell Hardy; January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American actor, most remembered for his role in one of the worlds most famous double acts, Laurel and Hardy, with his friend Stan Laurel. ... Mary Flannery OConnor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. ... Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is a former American football running back. ... Carl Vinson Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was a Democratic United States Congressman from Georgia. ... Barry Reese (born November 11, 1972) is an American writer. ... For other uses, see Ed Williams (disambiguation). ... Joel Godard (born March 31, 1938 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is the announcer on Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an American late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. ... Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single Awnaw. Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Nick Harper performing at the De Montfort Hall Summer Sundae Nick Harper (born June 22, 1965) is an English singer-songwriter/guitarist who has developed a cult following. ...

Geography

Milledgeville is located at 33°5′16″N, 83°14′0″W (33.087755, -83.233401)[4] and is 301 feet above sea level.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.2 square miles (52.4 km²), of which, 20.0 square miles (51.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (1.33%) is water. 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. ...


Milledgeville is located on the Fall line. The Oconee River flows just east of downtown. Lake Sinclair, a man-made lake, is just north of Milledgeville on the border of Baldwin and Putnam counties . The fall line has meanings in both geographical features and the sport of alpine skiing. ... The Oconee River is a river which has its origin in Hall County, Georgia and terminates 170 miles later where it joins the Ocmulgee River to form the Altamaha River near Lumber City at the borders of Montgomery County, Wheeler County, and Jeff Davis County. ... 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. ... Baldwin County is a county located in the Georgia. ... Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


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


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 18,757 people, 4,755 households, and 2,643 families residing in the city, although a 2005 study estimates there to be a population of 19,397. The population density was 938.8 people per square mile (362.5/km²). There were 5,356 housing units at an average density of 268.1/sq mi (103.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% 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 4,755 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.6% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.04. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 166.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 173.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,484, and the median income for a family was $44,683. Males had a median income of $30,794 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,782. About 14.8% of families and 24.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... 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. ...


Past populations

1900 4219 1910 4385 1940 6779

Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Points of interest

Lockerly Arboretum (50 acres) is a private, nonprofit arboretum located on Business Highway 441 South, Milledgeville, Georgia. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

  • Baldwin County Fire Department

The Old Governor's Mansion www.gcsu.edu/mansion


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

  • Milledgeville, Georgia is at coordinates 33°05′16″N 83°14′00″W / 33.087755, -83.233401 (Milledgeville, Georgia)Coordinates: 33°05′16″N 83°14′00″W / 33.087755, -83.233401 (Milledgeville, Georgia)
Middle Georgia refers to the area near the geographic center of the U.S. state of Georgia, mostly the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Macon. ... Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA. It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia, and the county seat of Bibb County, It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 75 miles (129 km) south of Atlanta, hence the citys nickname as the Heart of... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Avondale is a town in the Macon metropolitan area. ... Bolingbroke is a small town located in Monroe County, Georgia between Interstate 475 and Interstate 75 just north of Macon. ... Byron is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. ... Cochran is a city located in Bleckley County, Georgia. ... Culloden is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Danville is a town located in Twiggs County, Georgia. ... Dublin is a city in Laurens County, Georgia, United States. ... Eastman is a city in Dodge County, Georgia, United States. ... Eatontons most famous resident Eatonton is a city located in Putnam County, Georgia. ... Forsyth is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Fort Valley is a city located in Peach County, Georgia. ... Franklinton is a city in the Macon metropolitan area. ... Gordon is a city located in Wilkinson County, Georgia. ... Gray is a city located in Jones County, Georgia. ... Hawkinsville is a city in Pulaski County, Georgia, United States. ... Jeffersonville is a city in Twiggs County, Georgia, United States. ... Juliette is a city located in Monroe County, Georgia. ... Knoxville, Georgia, is the county seat of Crawford County in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Lizella is a small unincorporated town located 11 miles southwest of Macon, Georgia. ... Payne, or more commonly known as Payne City, is a small city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Roberta is a city located in Crawford County, Georgia. ... Robins Air Force Base (Robins AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Smarr is a city in the Macon metropolitan area. ... Sofkee is a city in the Macon metropolitan area. ... Unadilla is a city located in Dooly County, Georgia. ... Vienna is a city located in Dooly County, Georgia. ... Warner Robins is the 9th largest city in Georgia, located in Houston County, Georgia and Peach County. ... Walden is a city in the Macon metropolitan area. ... Bibb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Twiggs County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Peach County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Dooly County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Bleckley County is a county located in the Georgia. ... Wilkinson County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Dodge County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ...

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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Milledgeville (1255 words)
A town of 18,757 inhabitants, Milledgeville is the seat of Baldwin County, in central Georgia.
It served as the fourth capital of Georgia (1804-68) and was the seat of the state government throughout the Civil War.
In December 1804 Milledgeville was declared by the legislature to be the new capital of Georgia.
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