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Talbotton, Georgia

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Talbotton, Georgia
Confederate Monument in Talbotton, 2012
Confederate Monument in Talbotton, 2012
Location in Talbot County and the state of Georgia
Location in Talbot County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°40′41″N 84°32′23″W / 32.67806°N 84.53972°W / 32.67806; -84.53972
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyTalbot
Area
 • Total3.13 sq mi (8.09 km2)
 • Land3.10 sq mi (8.04 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
732 ft (223 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total970
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
848
 • Density273.11/sq mi (105.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31827
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-75244[3]
GNIS feature ID0333180[4]
Websitetalbottonga.org

Talbotton is a city in Talbot County, Georgia, United States. The population was 970 at the 2010 census.[5] The city is the county seat of Talbot County.[6]

History

Talbotton was founded in 1828 as the seat of the newly formed Talbot County.[7] Both the county and the town were named for Governor Matthew Talbot.[8]

Talbotton may be best known in history as the place where the immigrant Straus family got their start in retail sales in the 19th century. In 1896, the family acquired R. H. Macy & Co. in New York.[9]

Geography

Talbotton is located at 32°40′41″N 84°32′23″W / 32.67806°N 84.53972°W / 32.67806; -84.53972 (32.678170, -84.539787).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) is land and 0.32% is water.

The city is located in the central portion of the county along U.S. Route 80, which runs north to south through the main part of town, and turns east leaving town. U.S. Route 80 leads east 34 mi (55 km) to Roberta and southwest 37 mi (60 km) to Columbus. Georgia State Routes 90 and 208 also run through the city as well, with GA 90 leading southeast 8 mi (13 km) to Junction City and GA 208 leading west 13 mi (21 km) to Waverly Hall.

Climate

Talbotton has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The record high of 110 °F (43 °C) and record low of −6 °F (−21 °C) were recorded on July 19, 1913 and February 13, 1899, respectively.

On March 3, 2019, an EF4 tornado struck the town at low-end EF3 strength, causing major damage to structures and trees in the town.[11][12]

Climate data for Talbotton, 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1893-present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 82
(28)
83
(28)
93
(34)
96
(36)
100
(38)
105
(41)
110
(43)
107
(42)
108
(42)
100
(38)
89
(32)
83
(28)
110
(43)
Average high °F (°C) 55.3
(12.9)
59.8
(15.4)
67.2
(19.6)
73.9
(23.3)
80.7
(27.1)
86.6
(30.3)
89.2
(31.8)
88.0
(31.1)
83.2
(28.4)
74.3
(23.5)
66.3
(19.1)
56.7
(13.7)
73.4
(23.0)
Average low °F (°C) 32.1
(0.1)
35.2
(1.8)
41.2
(5.1)
48.4
(9.1)
56.9
(13.8)
65.5
(18.6)
69.0
(20.6)
68.4
(20.2)
62.2
(16.8)
49.9
(9.9)
40.9
(4.9)
33.8
(1.0)
50.3
(10.2)
Record low °F (°C) −5
(−21)
−6
(−21)
12
(−11)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
42
(6)
50
(10)
50
(10)
34
(1)
23
(−5)
8
(−13)
1
(−17)
−6
(−21)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.38
(111)
4.89
(124)
5.38
(137)
3.65
(93)
3.19
(81)
4.28
(109)
5.00
(127)
3.83
(97)
3.51
(89)
3.03
(77)
3.95
(100)
4.61
(117)
49.7
(1,262)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.01 in) 7.6 7.5 7.4 6.3 6.8 8.3 8.6 7.5 5.7 5.5 6.1 7.4 84.7
Source: [1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870796
18801,00826.6%
18901,14013.1%
19001,131−0.8%
19101,081−4.4%
19201,0931.1%
19301,064−2.7%
19401,060−0.4%
19501,17510.8%
19601,163−1.0%
19701,045−10.1%
19801,1409.1%
19901,046−8.2%
20001,019−2.6%
2010970−4.8%
Est. 2019848[2]−12.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 970 people, 384 households, and 246 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8 people per square mile (126.1/km2). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 15.10% White, 84.10% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 384 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.1% were married couples living together, 29.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 75.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 68.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,940, and the median income for a family was $24,792. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $17,778 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,662. About 30.5% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.2% of those under age 18 and 27.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Talbot County School District headquarters is located in the city as well as the only school building in the entire county.[14] The district and school has 48 full-time teachers and over 792 students.[15]

  • Central Elementary/High School

Notable people

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ http://georgia.hometownlocator.com/ga/talbot/talbotton.cfm
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 248. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 219. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  9. ^ "Historical Markers by County - GeorgiaInfo". 2019-03-04. Archived from the original on 2019-03-04. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "Beauregard-Smiths Station EF-4 Tornado (Macon/Lee Counties) March 3, 2019". Birmingham, Alabama: National Weather Service. National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, Alabama. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  12. ^ Update #3 From NWS Damage Surveys Including the Long-Track Tornado which Traversed from Macon and Lee Counties in Alabama Through Muscogee, Harris and Talbotton Counties in Georgia (Report). Iowa Environmental Mesonet. National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Atlanta, Georgia. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ Georgia Board of Education, Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  15. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  16. ^ "Towns, George Washington Bonaparte, (1801 - 1854)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved September 4, 2012.

External links

  • City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Talbotton


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