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The Cities and communities of Meriwether County, Georgia *

Alvaton

Chalybeate Springs

Durand

Gay , Greenville (county seat)

Harris City

Lone Oak , Luthersville

Manchester

Oakland

Primrose

Raleigh

St Marks, Stovall

Warm Springs , Woodbury

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Information & Facts about Meriwether County, Georgia

Government:

Meriwether County
126 N. Court Square
Greenville, GA 30222

Meriwether County Courthouse website
This site is about the building itself

Population:

1990 - 22,411
1995 - 23,041
1999 - 23,043
2000 - 22,534
2004 - 22,623 (estimate)

Population Density: 44.8 persons per square mile (2000)

Location:
southwest of Atlanta in west-central Georgia.

Borders: Coweta County is to the north. To the Northeast is Spalding County. On the east is Pike County with Upson and Talbot Counties on the Southeast. To the Southwest is Harris County and on the west is Troup County.

Climate:

The county climate is basically mild. Summer temperatures average about 68 degrees. In winter, temperatures rarely go below 20 degrees. Average rainfall is about 49.4 inches per year with rain falling evenly throughout the year.

Here is a Current weather page for the county.

Other Facts & Figures:

Average age:
36.5 years (2000)

History:

The county was formed on 14 December 1827 from an area of Troup County. It was originally spelled Merriwether. It was named for David Meriwether (1755-1822), a former member of Congress from Georgia.

Little White House - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stayed often at the Little White House, a simple, but comfortable house that he had built on his farm. He took advantage of the healing waters of the warm springs that flow from Pine Mountain. Before FDR, Native Americans used the springs and later resorts were built for visitors.

Learn about the history of the area from links on this history page. Here is another history page for the county.

Geography:

Latitude: 33.05
Longitude: 84.70

Land area: 505.4 square miles

Genealogy:

The Political Graveyard for Meriwether County

Meriwether County Genealogy links

US GenNet page for Meriwether County

US GenWeb page for Meriwether County

Libraries:

Meriwether County Libraries

Schools:

Meriwether County School System
2100 Gaston Street
Post Office Box 70
Greenville, Georgia 30222
Phone: 706-672-4297
Fax: 706-672-1618

Economy:

Business information for the county

Main sectors of the local economy are apparel, textiles, wood products. Printing, publishing and lumber. Other major products include pecans, melons, peppers; cattle and hogs.

Organizations & Groups:

Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce
91 Broad St
Post Office Box 9
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Phone: 706-655-2558
Fax: 706-655-2812

Attractions & Other Information:

Covered Bridges of Meriwether County

Places to visit in the area

Learn all about Meriwether County at this informative site
Also try this Meriwether County site

The Cotton Pickin Fair
held the first weekend of May and October each year
One of the Top Ten Festivals in America

Butterflies of Meriwether County

National Registry of History places in the County

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Little White House State Historic Site

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park

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