Gordon County

Gordon County, Georgia

201 N Wall St
Calhoun, GA 30701
Phone: (706) 629-3795
Fax: (706) 629-9516

In northwestern GA, northeast of Rome; organized Feb 13, 1850 from Bartow (then called Cass) and Floyd counties. Name Origin: For William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), prominent GA railroad official

Area (sq mi):: 358.01 (land 355.54; water 2.48) Population per square mile: 141.40
Population 2005: 50,279 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 14.00%; 1990-2000 25.80% Population 2000: 44,104 (White 87.60%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 7.40%; Asian 0.50%; Other 6.40%). Foreign born: 6.40%. Median age: 34.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,586; median household $38,831; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,974-$23,442
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Calhoun County seat (13,103)

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    They were so far ahead on their timetable to complete the project that they added on to the plans and still completed the project before the deadline." Among the things judges graded the GNTC team based on the college's Gordon County Campus were working within building codes, jobsite safety and cleanliness, proper use and accountability of tools and equipment, and the overall efficiency of the team project.
    The city of Calhoun, Georgia--located about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta--is in Gordon County, which covers approximately 356 square miles, with 2.5 square miles consisting of water.
    As IBTimes (http://www.ibtimes.com/invasion-privacy-rfid-tracking-kids-school-buses-privacy-advocates-concerned-attendance-management) reported in April , the Gordon County School District in northern Georgia recently began testing an RFID-enabled "attendance management" program on school buses -- an effort to keep better track of students to and from campus, the district says.
    Santek, based in Cleveland, Tenn., has a long-term agreement with Gordon County to operate the Redbone Ridges landfill, and the Evans Recycling deal is the company's first recycling acquisition.
    After leaving Treharris as a boy, he went on to university in Bristol and was deputy head teacher at Gordon County School in Warwickshire for 20 years before he returned to South Wales after his retirement in 1976.
    Elizabeth Scott was born in Gordon County, Georgia, about 1836.
    One early morning, Deputy Sheriffs Jeremy Battle, Chad Phillips, and Josh Cochran of the Gordon County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office responded to an automobile crash.
    -- Gordon County Mayor Jimmy Palmer and several Georgia state officials were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of Nourison's newest warehouse and distribution center located here.
    Leachate from unused cells at a new landfill in Gordon County, Georgia had to be minimized to hold down the high costs of pumping, hauling, and treatment.
    Rosa Chumpitaz, a teacher with Tallatoona Head Start in Rome, Ga., was presented with the GEDD Award during a recent ceremony held on the Gordon County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.