Meriwether County

Meriwether County, Georgia

PO Box 428
Greenville, GA 30222
Phone: (706) 672-1314
Fax: (706) 672-1886

In west-central GA, northeast of Columbus; organized Dec 24, 1827 from Troup County. Name Origin: For Gen. David Meriwether (1755-1823), officer in the Revolutionary War, U.S. representative from GA (1802-07), and commissioner to the Creek Indians (1804)

Area (sq mi):: 505.34 (land 503.28; water 2.06) Population per square mile: 45.50
Population 2005: 22,919 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 0.50% Population 2000: 22,534 (White 55.80%; Black or African American 42.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,708; median household $31,870; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,385-$20,730
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 31.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Robertson was a settler and planter from Meriwether County, Georgia and Leslie was from Wilkes County, Georgia.
(1.) Davidson WH: Brooks of honey and butter: Plantations and people of Meriwether County Georgia, Volume II.
Born in Meriwether County located in west central Georgia, in the small town of Woodbury (population approximately 500 at the time), to a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was an organist for her church, no one envisioned a future for Corine as a nurse.