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Kaolin Capital of the World

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The population of Sandersville is approximately 6,097 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,566 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sandersville is 23.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sandersville is 9.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.2 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sandersville to Washington DC is 530 miles. The distance to the Georgia state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sandersville is positioned 32.98 degrees north of the equator and 82.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sandersville elevation is 446 feet above sea level.
Sandersville median income is $23,913 (2009).

The Sandersville median home price is $81,46 (2009).

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Sandersville location: about 50 miles east of Macon and about 106 miles southeast of Augusta. Other nearby communities include: Tennille, Deepstep, Riddleville, Warthen, Davisboro, Harrison Oconee and Edge Hill.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Sandersville is mild and generally nice. The driest month of the year is generally in October with the wettest usually being March. Snow has fallen here, but it is very rare. Sunny days number around 216 each year making the area a comfortable place to be.
Sandersville average annual rainfall is 47 inches per year
The average low temperature is 51.58 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 74.91 degrees F.
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Sandersville history:

This area was first known as White Ponds and was located at the intersection of two Creek Indian trails. A trading post was opened here by Mark Saunders and it was for him that the town was named. Notice that the spelling was later changed as it doesn't match up exactly with its namesake. When Washington County was created in 1784, the legislature named Sandersville as the county seat. The namesake, Saunders, donated part of his plantation to the county for the site of the first courthouse. The little community continued to grow even after other small towns in the area floundered. It was incorporated on 27 Nov 1812. The town turned down the railroad station in the 1840's, so the railroad located to another town, Tennille, which benefitted from that change. The courthouse was burned several times until a new one was built in 1868 and then enlarged in 1899. During the Civil War, the town was occupied by General Sherman on his March to the Sea. When they left town, he ordered the courthouse and jail to be burned. There are many historical markers and buildings in Sandersville, some of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Sandersville is called the Kaolin Capital of the World because of this important mineral which is mined here. Kaolin is used in many products as well as in medicine and paint. The annual Kaolin Festival is held in honor of this important resource for the city.

Here is a history page for the city.
The founding of Sandersville: 1796
The incorporation date of Sandersville: 1812

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Sandersville attractions:

Downtown Farmers Market
held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Kaolin Festival
This festival is held each year in October with lots to see and do over a week's time.

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Economy & Industry

Sandersville economy:

Agriculture makes up the major portion of the area economy. The mining and processing of the mineral kaolin is very important.
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