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Clarkesville, Georgia
Historic Big Holly Cabin at the Mauldin House in Clarkesville
Historic Big Holly Cabin at the Mauldin House in Clarkesville
Location in Habersham County and the state of Georgia
Location in Habersham County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Habersham
Named for John C. Clarke
Area
 • Total 2.49 sq mi (6.44 km2)
 • Land 2.46 sq mi (6.37 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
1,355 ft (413 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,911
 • Density 777.46/sq mi (300.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30523-4712
Area code(s) 706
FIPS code 13-16460
GNIS feature ID 0355174

Clarkesville is a city that is the county seat of Habersham County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,733, up from 1,248 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Clarkesville is located at 34°36′38″N 83°31′30″W / 34.61056°N 83.52500°W / 34.61056; -83.52500 (34.610521, -83.525056).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 502
1870 263
1880 291 10.6%
1890 396 36.1%
1900 491 24.0%
1910 528 7.5%
1920 542 2.7%
1930 617 13.8%
1940 850 37.8%
1950 1,106 30.1%
1960 1,352 22.2%
1970 1,294 −4.3%
1980 1,348 4.2%
1990 1,151 −14.6%
2000 1,248 8.4%
2010 1,733 38.9%
2020 1,911 10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
Aerial photograph of the town of Clarkesville, Clarkesville, Habersham County, Georgia, 1953 - DPLA - c37f9c4ea7e5ba8f7fde974b60e3eed43003
Aerial photograph of Clarkesville in 1953

2020 census

Clarkesville Racial Composition
Race Num. Perc.
White 1,544 80.8%
Black or African American 103 5.39%
Native American 2 0.1%
Asian 31 1.62%
Pacific Islander 1 0.05%
Other/Mixed 100 5.23%
Hispanic or Latino 130 6.8%

As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 1,911 people, 709 households, and 402 families residing in the city.

Other

The 2012 film Wanderlust was mostly filmed in Clarkesville, largely near or on New Liberty Road. This message appears at the end of the movie's credits: "Thank you to the residents of Clarkesville, Georgia, for your hospitality."


Education

The Habersham County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The district has 367 full-time teachers and over 5,955 students. North Georgia Technical College is located in Clarkesville.

Notable people

  • Linda Anderson, according to NPR considered "one of the foremost living memory painters".
  • Red Barron, football and baseball player
  • McKenzie Coan, 2016 Paralympic gold medalist
  • Oliver Clyde Fuller, banker, financier, and golfer
  • April Masini, advice columnist, relationship expert and entertainment industry executive
  • Johnny Mize, baseball player
  • Benjamin Purcell, U.S. Army officer and state legislator

See also

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