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Monroe
Walton County, Georgia

ZipCodes
30655, 30656

Motto
City of Governors



Page Contents for Monroe, Georgia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Monroe is approximately 11,903 2004, 13234 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3,933 1990, 4886 2010.
The amount of land area in Monroe is 24.552 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Monroe is 10.47 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.168 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monroe to Washington DC is 526 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monroe is positioned 33.79 degrees north of the equator and 83.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Monroe elevation is 910 feet above sea level.
Monroe median income is $ 27,500 2000.
The Monroe median home price is $ 82,900 2000.
The average winter temperature is 41.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 59.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 61.1 degrees F.

Location

about 48 miles from Atlanta. Other nearby communities include Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Social Circle, Bethlehem, Walnut Grove, Loganville, Rutledge, Bostwick and Winder.
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History & History Related Items

Monroe became the county seat in 1821. First named Spring Place, it was later renamed for the fifth US President, James Monroe. It's nickname, City of Governors, was coined because four Georgia Governors came from Monroe.
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Attractions

Davis Edwards House
An 1845 Greek Revival house with a brick kitchen

McDaniel-Tichenor House
Home of former Georgia governor, Henry D. McDaniel 1883-1886. It is listed on the National Registry. Tours may be taken by appointment only

The Crepe Myrtle Festival is held in Monroe every September and is the largest festival in the county each year. Also held is the Monroe Criterium with all types of races held during the day.
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Monroe City Government

City of Monroe
227 S. Broad Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone: 770-267-7536
Fax: 770-267-7536

Monroe Historical Events

1946, July 25
On July 25, 1946, four young African Americans -- George & Mae Murray Dorsey and Roger & Dorothy Malcom -- were shot hundreds of times by 12 to 15 unmasked white men in broad daylight at the Moore's Ford bridge spanning the Apalachee River, 60 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia. See the website for more information

Monroe Chamber

Walton County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 89
132 East Spring Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone: 770.267.6594
Fax: 770.267.0961

Monroe Organizations

Walton County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 89
132 East Spring Street
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone: 770.267.6594
Fax: 770.267.0961

Monroe Libraries

Monroe-Walton County Library
217 W. Spring Street
Monroe GA 30655
Phone: 770-267-4630
Fax: 770-207-6682

Monroe Schools

Walton County Public Schools
200 Double Springs Church Road
Monroe, Georgia 30656
Phone: 770-266-4520 Monroe

Miscellany

The population of Monroe was:
1990 - 9,759
2000 - 11,407
2002 - 11,764
2004 - 11,903
2005 - 15,704 estimate

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