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Cataula is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,934. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Cataula, Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Harris
Elevation
692 ft (211 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,934
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31804
Area code(s) 706

History

The town's namesake is thought to originate from a Creek Indian word which means either Big Rock or Dead Mulberry.

Geography

Cataula is located at 32°45'52.81" North, 84°54'4.68" West (32.640602, -84.9013). It is located along U.S. Route 27, which runs north to south through the city, leading south 15 mi (24 km) to Columbus and north 28 mi (45 km) to LaGrange. Georgia State Route 315 meets U.S. Route 27 in the city limits for a very short concurrency. Atlanta is 81 mi (130 km) by road to the northeast. Cataula sits at an elevation of 692 feet (221 meters) above sea level, north of the fall line.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, Cataula was 85% White, 13% Black or African American, 0.07% Hispanic, 0.003% Asian, and 0.0001% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

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