Pelham, Georgia facts for kids
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Pelham City Hall
|• Total||4.08 sq mi (10.56 km2)|
|• Land||4.08 sq mi (10.56 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|• Density||859.98/sq mi (332.08/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0320347|
Pelham is a city in Mitchell County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,898 at the 2010 census. Pelham is at the crossroads of US 19 and State Route 93 and is approximately 38 miles (61 km) south of Albany and about 26 miles (42 km) north of Thomasville. Pelham is well-known for its agriculture, with vast farming of cotton and pecans in the area.
Pelham was incorporated in 1881 and may have been named in honor of American Civil War officer John Pelham. However, it is just as likely that it was named for an early employee of the railroad. Major Pelham is a revered figure in this part of the old Confederacy. Many citizens of the area wish to believe the city was named after him, although there is no proof to that effect.
Slice of Sizzlin' Summer in the Park
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April Cool Day
Pelham Wildlife Festival
Geography and climate
Pelham is at(31.126629, -84.152703).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.25% is water.
Pelham has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by humid summers and mild winters. It gets 52 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 90. Pelham has on average 233 sunny days per year. The July high is around 93 degrees Fahrenheit. The January low is 39 degrees Fahrenheit.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,082||59.37%|
|Hispanic or Latino||118||3.36%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,507 people, 1,325 households, and 857 families residing in the city.
The Pelham City School District holds pre-school to grade 12, and consists of one elementary school, a middle school and a high school. The district has 101 full-time teachers and over 1,627 students.
- Pelham Elementary School
- Pelham City Middle School
- Pelham High School
- Donnie Cochran - former commander of the Blue Angels Precision Air team and first black member
- Don Griffin - two-time Super Bowl winner with San Francisco 49'ers
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