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Overview

Introduction to Sandersville, Georgia

Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington county, is 48 miles E of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 105 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia.

Sandersville History

The Sandersville community was established in 1796, when it was an intersection of Indian trails. Later, Mr. M. Saunders built a general store and the community was named "Saundersville" in his honor. It was incorporated as "Sandersville" on November 27th, 1812. It is a major producer of kaolin, the fine white clay used to create a range of products from paper and cosmetics to the nose cone of rockets. Consequently, Sandersville is nicknamed "Kaolin Capital of the World," or "The Kaolin City." The city is also the birthplace of Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, and Takeo Spikes, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker.

Sandersville and Nearby Attractions

  • Washington County Museum
  • Old Governor's Mansion
  • Uncle Remus Museum
  • Magnolia Springs State Park
  • Civil War Heritage Trail
  • Lockerly Arboretum

Things To Do In Sandersville

The city of Sandersville has numerous historical locations including the Historical Society Brown House Museum, the Historical Society Genealogy Museum, and the Old City Cemetery. Confederate Museum, Uncle Remus Museum, Old Governor's Mansion, and the home of writer Flannery O'Connor are also close by. The Hamburg State Park, which is situated on 741 acres, includes a museum, a lake, and a grist mill. It also offers facilities for fishing, hiking, and boating. A walk along the Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails takes visitors back to the region's Civil War era. In addition, the community hosts the Washington County Ag & Youth Fair in October every year.

Sandersville Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Sandersville Higher Education

Sandersville is home to the Sandersville Technical Institute. Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Macon State College are also close by.

People

Total Population 5,831
Male Share of the Population 43.3%
Female Share of the Population 56.7%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,090
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 33.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,414
% Above Poverty Level 64.7%
% Below Poverty Level 35.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $489
Median House Value $87,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 3.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sandersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles E of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 31082
Phone Area Codes 478
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.981
Longitude -82.81

Sandersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SANDERSVILLE
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station MILLEDGEVILLE
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station WARRENTON
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davisboro 1,776 $37,708
Deepstep 156 $88,750
Harrison 525 $42,841
Mitchell 194 $39,583
Oconee 413 $45,694
Tennille 1,499 $33,897

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sandersville Hospitals

WASHINGTON COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
610 SPARTA RD
(478) 552-3901
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sandersville High Schools

WASHINGTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
420 RIDDLEVILLE ROAD
478-552-2324
Serves 1,122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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