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Hall County, Georgia

30501, 30504, 30506, 30507

Page Contents for Gainesville, Georgia

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Gainesville is approximately 32,444 (2005), 33804 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,076 (2000), 11273 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gainesville is 58.803 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gainesville is 27.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.068 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gainesville to Washington DC is 509 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gainesville is positioned 34.29 degrees north of the equator and 83.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Gainesville elevation is 1,249 feet above sea level.
Gainesville per capita income is $ 19,128 (2000).
Gainesville median income is $ 39,400 (2000).
The Gainesville median home price is $ 172,700 (2000).
Gainesville average annual rainfall is 52 inches per year
Gainesville average temperature is 61 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 46 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 76 degrees F.


in northern Georgia about 54 miles from Atlanta. Other nearby communities include Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Talmo, Clermont, Lula, Gillsville, Pendergrass and Braselton.
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seasonal with beautiful falls, winters that are comfortable with some snowfall, summers that aren't too hot but with high humidity and springs that bring new life after winter.
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History & History Related Items

Gainesville was first known as Mule Camp Springs. The community was chosen as the county seat for the new Hall County. The name of Gainesville was first used on 21 April 1821. It was chartered on 30 November 1821. The name was chosen for General Edmund P. Gaines, a war hero of the War of 1812.

Here is a history page for Gainesville.
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Downtown Gainesville
More than a square

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club
the site of the rowing, canoe and kayak venue for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games

Lake Sidney Lanier
The lake has over 692 miles of shoreline and many recreational activities. It was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the 1950's.

Gainesville Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 162
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-532-5727

Northwest Georgia History Center
322 Academy Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-297-5900
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Gainesville City Government

City of Gainesville
300 Green Street, Suite 303
P.O. Box 2496
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-535-6865

Gainesville has a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are chosen from among the ranks of the city council every two years. Gainesville is the county seat of Hall County.

Gainesville Historical Events

1996, July
Gainesville was the Rowing/Kayaking Venue for the 1996 Olympics.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construct Lake Sidney Lanier which currently covers more than 38,000 acres
1936, April 6
Tornado devastates Gainesville
1902, December 19
Gainesville became the first city south of Baltimore to have street lights

Gainesville officially chartered as a city

Gainesville Chamber

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 374
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-532-6206
Fax: 770-535-8419

Gainesville Community News

The Gainesville Times

Gainesville Organizations

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 374
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-532-6206
Fax: 770-535-8419

Gainesville Libraries

Hall County Library
127 Main Street NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-532-3311

Gainesville Schools

Gainesville City School System
508 Oak Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: 770-536-5275
Hall County Schools
Lakeview Academy
796 Lakeview Drive, N.E.
Gainesville, GA 30501-4383
Phone: 770-532-4383
Pre-K through 12th grade Gainesville


The population of Gainesville was:
1990 - 17,885
2000 - 25,578
2005 - 32,444
Median age:
2000 - 29.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 36,605
2005 - $ 39,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 133,700
2005 - $ 172,700

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