Barrow County

Barrow County, Georgia

233 E Broad St
Winder, GA 30680
Phone: (770) 307-3005
Fax: (770) 307-3141

In north-central GA, west of Athens; organized Jul 7, 1914 from Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett counties. Name Origin: For David Crenshaw Barrow (1852-1929), professor and chancellor of the University of Georgia

Area (sq mi):: 162.84 (land 162.17; water 0.67) Population per square mile: 369.70
Population 2005: 59,954 State rank: 36 Population change: 2000-20005 29.90%; 1990-2000 55.30% Population 2000: 46,144 (White 83.50%; Black or African American 9.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 2.20%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 32.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,350; median household $45,019; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,246-$23,360
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 33.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Winder County seat (12,083)

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    CARLOW and Westmeath will meet in the Joe McDonagh Cup decider after the Barrow County's win over the Lake men ensured a rematch in the final.
    Shawn Reesman opened the program with a brief history of why we celebrate National Doctors' Day every 30th of March, the first observance of which was held on March 30, 1933 by the Barrow County Auxiliary in Winder, Georgia.
    Lanier Technical College (Ga.) and Barrow County Schools broke ground in June on the Winder-Barrow campus, a ,$27 million, publicly funded joint educational venture.
    Payne had been employed for two years as an English teacher at Apalachee High School in Barrow County School District when she resigned in August of 2009.
    The state's new Ten Commandments law was drafted in response to a decision by a federal judge last July, who ordered a display of the commandments in the Barrow County Courthouse to be removed.
    Doctors' Day was conceived by Eudora Brown Almond of Barrow County Georgia.
    The Barrow County school board has also formed a committee to review the state standards and make a recommendation for offering Bible classes at the start of the 2008-2009 school year, according to executive curriculum director Claire Michael.
    --Ed Morrison Director Information Technology Services Barrow County Schools, Georgia