Crawford County

May 4, 2014 

Crawford County

Crawford County, the 55th county formed in Georgia, was created in 1822 from Creek Indian lands and part of Houston County. Later, parts of Macon and Talbot counties were added. The county was named for William H. Crawford, who was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury when the county was created and was a candidate for president in 1824.

The county has one active municipality, Roberta. It is named for the daughter of Hiram McCrary, who gave and sold land for the settlement.

The county seat, Knoxville, received a charter in 1825, but it was one of 187 inactive municipalities to lose their charters in 1995 as a result of a 1993 act of the General Assembly. The routing of the railroad through Roberta induced most of the inhabitants to move a mile away to that town, which was incorporated in 1890.

Nineteen archaeological sites in the county have been filed with the State Archaeological Office. Of particular significance is the Creek habitation area along the Flint River.

CRAWFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Crawford County Commission, 1011 U.S. 341 N., Roberta, 478-836-3782

ROBERTA CITY GOVERNMENT

City Hall, 123 E. Agency St., Roberta, 478-836-3119

Voter registration

Election Supervisor, 1011 U.S. 341 N., Room 14, 478-836-1877, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Auto tags

Tax Commissioner, 1011 U.S. 341 N., Suite 19, Roberta, 478-836-3575, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Emergency numbers

Sheriff’s Office, 911 or 478-836-3116

Roberta Police Department, 911 or 478-836-3119

Fire Department, 911 or 478-836-3766

Ambulance Service, 478-836-3766

POPULATION

2012 estimate: 12,600

Change, 2000 to 2010: 1.1 percent

White: 75.5 percent

Black: 22.1 percent

Hispanic: 2.6 percent

EDUCATION

High school or better: 78.7 percent

Bachelor’s or better: 13.6 percent

Public high school graduates, 2011: 81

Graduation rate, 2011: 42.3 percent

Public school enrollment, October 2012: 1,852

Eligible for HOPE scholarship: 23.8 percent

Enrolled, white: 69.8 percent

Enrolled, black: 23.4 percent

ECONOMICS

Median household income, 2011: $41,855

People below poverty level: 23.9 percent

Unemployment rate, December 2013: 9.4

Civilian labor force, December 2013: 6,234

HEALTH

Births per 1,000 people, 2010: 12

Deaths per 1,000 people, 2010: 8.9

Births to unwed mothers, 2010: 47.7 percent

Teen pregnancies per 1,000 girls aged 10 to 19: 35.7

People per physician, 2010: 6,315

Uninsured, less than age 65: 23.4 percent

TANF recipients, Fiscal 2011: 0.5 percent

PHYSICAL

Land: 326.5 square miles

Land in farms: 18.1 percent

Road mileage, unpaved, 2010: 28.8 percent

Sources: Telegraph analysis, Georgia Statistics System, U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Department of Education

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