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Wilkes County, Georgia

23 E Court St Rm 222
Washington, GA 30673
Phone: (706) 678-2511
Fax: (706) 678-3033
www.washingtonwilkes.org

In eastern GA, southeast of Athens; organized Feb 5, 1777 (prior to statehood) from original territory. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1725-97), member of the British House of Commons who supported the American colonies before the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 474.00 (land 471.37; water 2.62) Population per square mile: 22.20
Population 2005: 10,457 State rank: 123 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 10,687 (White 53.90%; Black or African American 43.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 39.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,020; median household $27,644; Population below poverty level: 17.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,333-$20,598
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.20% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Wilkes County, North Carolina

110 North St
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (336) 651-7345
Fax: (336) 651-7546
www.wilkescounty.net

In northwestern NC, northwest of Winston-Salem; organized Nov 15, 1777 (prior to statehood) from Surry County. Name Origin: For John Wilkes (1727-97), English political leader who supported American rights at the time of the Revolutionary War

Area (sq mi):: 759.93 (land 757.19; water 2.74) Population per square mile: 89.00
Population 2005: 67,390 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 10.50% Population 2000: 65,632 (White 91.40%; Black or African American 4.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,516; median household $34,258; Population below poverty level: 11.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,625-$24,633
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Caption: Students from Wilkes County Community College in diesel engine classes and high-school students in the Skills USA program attended the "gold hauler" event at ASC Construction Equipment USA in Raleigh, NC.
CIS of North Carolina and CIS of Wilkes County are two of only 18 recipients nationwide that will share in USD10 million from AT&T through the Aspire Connect to Success Competition.
In the December edition of "Strata," Dan Elliot of the LAMAR Institute set out to document Carr's Fort in Wilkes County, Ga., a fortified farmstead used during the American Revolutionary War.
LUKE Preen returned to goalscoring form when he notched four goals for St Cuthbert's Under-12's in their 5-1 win over NCEA in the Wilkes County Cup.
"This means Tyson's total employment at Wilkes County will be more than 2,500 people," Johnson said.
The spectacular amethyst specimens and gem rough being mined commercially from near Jacksons Crossroads in Wilkes County, east-central Georgia, may well be the finest ever produced in the United States.
The PLAT predictions of risk for P loss from fields on farms in Wilkes County indicated that seven of 16 fields had ratings of "high" or "very high" and that all of these fields were used for production of corn silage (Table 4).
Modern America remembers him, amongst other things, through Wilkes County, North Carolina and (with less pleasurable connotations) as the collateral ancestor of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
Two of these vineyards closer in to the mountains are Windy Gap Vineyards and Raffaldini Winery, both in Ronda in Wilkes County. Windy Gap offers gift baskets with wine and locally-made cheeses and baked goods; Raffaldini has online shopping cart service and a wine club that will ship bottles quarterly.