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Chatsworth, Georgia
Downtown Chatsworth
Downtown Chatsworth
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Murray
 • Total 5.33 sq mi (13.79 km2)
 • Land 5.32 sq mi (13.77 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 • Total 4,874
 • Density 916.85/sq mi (354.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 706/762
FIPS code 13-15508
GNIS feature ID 03274178
Downtown Chatsworth, Georgia, Sept 2017 2
U.S. Route 411 in Chatsworth

Chatsworth is a city in Murray County, Georgia, United States, specifically in the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 3,531 at the 2000 census and 4,299 in 2010. The city is the county seat of Murray County and the site of the coldest recorded temperature in Georgia, -17 °F (-27 °C) on January 27, 1940.

According to a popular legend, the town received its name after a road sign with the word "Chatsworth" fell off a passing freight train nearby. Someone put the sign on a post, and the name stuck.

Just east of Chatsworth are Fort Mountain and the Fort Mountain State Park.


Chatsworth was founded in 1905 as a depot on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It was incorporated as a town in 1906 and as a city in 1923. In 1915, the seat of Murray County was transferred to Chatsworth from Spring Place.


Chatsworth is located at 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889 (34.772336, -84.778977). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.42%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 314
1920 472 50.3%
1930 607 28.6%
1940 1,001 64.9%
1950 1,214 21.3%
1960 1,184 −2.5%
1970 2,706 128.5%
1980 2,493 −7.9%
1990 2,865 14.9%
2000 3,531 23.2%
2010 4,299 21.8%
2020 4,874 13.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Chatsworth racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,382 69.39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 29 0.59%
Native American 6 0.12%
Asian 54 1.11%
Other/Mixed 161 3.3%
Hispanic or Latino 1,242 25.48%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,874 people, 1,670 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,299 people, 1,587 households, and 1,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.5 people per square mile (289.5/km2). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 328.1 per square mile (126.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0% of the population.


Murray County School District

The Murray County School District holds preschool to grade twelve, and consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and once had an academy school. The district has 451 full-time teachers and over 7,345 students.

Notable people

Jody Ridley — NASCAR Driver.

Billy Napier — Footballs Coach for the Florida Gators.

Robert L. Vining Jr. — Former Senior United States District Judge.

C. K. Fauver - Former Major League Baseball Pitcher for Louisville Colonels

Ladd McConkey — Wide Receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs

See also

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