Echols County

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Echols County, Georgia

PO Box 190
Statenville, GA 31648
Phone: (229) 559-6538
Fax: (229) 559-6158

On southern border of GA, east of Valdosta; organized Dec 13, 1858 from Clinch and Lowndes counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Robert M. Echols (1800?-47), a GA officer killed during the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 420.80 (land 404.13; water 16.67) Population per square mile: 10.50
Population 2005: 4,253 State rank: 152 Population change: 2000-20005 13.30%; 1990-2000 60.80% Population 2000: 3,754 (White 71.60%; Black or African American 6.90%; Hispanic or Latino 19.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 15.80%). Foreign born: 12.60%. Median age: 29.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,727; median household $25,851; Population below poverty level: 28.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,023-$16,030
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 85.00%

Cities with population over 10,000: None

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She is writer in residence at Valdosta State University near her home in Echols County, the setting of all her stories.
A third site under option in Echols County remains in consideration as an alternative to the two preliminarily preferred sites, or as the site for a potential third plant.
The eagle will be banded and released at Banks Lake in Lanier County, not far from where the injured bird was found just five weeks ago in Echols County.
The mature eagle had been shot in the body and right wing and was found Friday in Echols County lying on the side of the road.