Bleckley County

Bleckley County, Georgia

306 SE 2nd St
Cochran, GA 31014
Phone: (478) 934-3200
Fax: (478) 934-0822

In central GA, southeast of Macon; organized Jul 30, 1912 from Pulaski County. Name Origin: For Logan Edwin Bleckley (1827-1907), Confederate soldier and chief justice of GA supreme court

Area (sq mi):: 219.14 (land 217.39; water 1.74) Population per square mile: 55.80
Population 2005: 12,141 State rank: 114 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 11.90% Population 2000: 11,666 (White 72.90%; Black or African American 24.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 35.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,934; median household $33,448; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,677-$23,904
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In letters sent May 1 to officials in both the city of Cochran and Bleckley County, Americans United explained that flying the Christian flag on public property violates the First Amendment.
A Bleckley County, Georgia, man inadvertently surprised a burglar at his house on January 11 when he arrived home at about noon and found a car parked in his driveway.
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Hall (165) the Supreme Court rejected a claim that a single-member commission, which exercised all legislative and executive authority in Bleckley County, Georgia, was subject to a vote dilution claim based on its size.
Hall, the justices overturned a voting rights challenge to Bleckley County's single-commissioner form of government.
Dayna Cunningham, assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's voting rights project, calls this type of defense an "outrage." She asks how Bleckley County can complain about guaranteeing results when it kept blacks out of the electoral process for decades.