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Cuthbert
Randolph County, Georgia

ZipCodes
31740




Page Contents for Cuthbert, Georgia

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.



Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Cuthbert is approximately 3,730 1990, 3873 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,426 1990, 1555 2010.
The amount of land area in Cuthbert is 7.904 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.009 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cuthbert to Washington DC is 669 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 139 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cuthbert is positioned 31.77 degrees north of the equator and 84.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

"The county seat of Randolph, Cuthbert, was named for John A. Cuthbert, the son of Seth John Cuthbert, an early colonist and revenue officer. He was the grandson of Joseph Clay. He was born in Savannah, graduated Princeton and represented Liberty County in the legislature. He was living in Milledgeville when the city of Cuthbert was named for him. The first frame building in Cuthbert was built in 1837-38 and the house still stands. Cuthbert is the home of Andrew College, a 2 year, Methodist related, liberal arts built in 1854, and used as a hospital during the War Between the States." Information for this history is from "A Source Book on the Early History of Cuthbert and Randolph County Georgia by Annette McDonald Suarez"
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Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Fletcher Henderson - known for Big Band Jazz in America - see details in Cuthbert historical events
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Cuthbert City Government

Cuthbert City Clerk
113 Court St
Cuthbert, GA 31740-1405
Phone: 912-732-3161

Cuthbert Historical Events

1897
Native son, Fletcher Henderson
Fletcher Henderson was born in Cuthbert in in 1897. He was perhaps the single most important influence in the development of big band jazz in America. He drew attention and acclaim to his own band during the 1920's and later, to the bands of Benny Goodman, for whom he arranged in the 1930's and 40's. Many giants of the jazz world either got their start with, or played with the Henderson bands of the 1920's, including Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter and Roy Eldridge. In 1928, Henderson sold his old arrangements to Benny Goodman in the mid-1930's and was largely responsible for Goodman becoming an "overnight sensation." Later he gave his entire repertoire of arrangements to Count Basie. He worked for Benny Goodman as an arranger and pianist. he was named "Arranger of the Year" by Downbeat in 1938 and 1940. Fletcher died in 1952 and is buried in Cuthbert.

Cuthbert Chamber

Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Serving four counties: Stewart, Quitman, Clay and Randolph
201 N. Lumpkin Street
Cuthbert, Georgia
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 31
Cuthbert, Georgia 31740
Phone: 912 732-2683
Fax: 912 732-6590
Executive Directory 2000: Dave Eversman

Cuthbert Organizations

Southwest Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Serving four counties: Stewart, Quitman, Clay and Randolph
201 N. Lumpkin Street
Cuthbert, Georgia
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 31
Cuthbert, Georgia 31740
Phone: 912 732-2683
Fax: 912 732-6590
Executive Directory 2000: Dave Eversman

Cuthbert Libraries

Cuthbert-Randolph Co Library
200 E Pearl St
Cuthbert, GA 31740-1474
Phone: 912-732-2566

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