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Overview

Introduction to Barnesville, Georgia

Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar county, is 33 miles NW of Macon, Georgia (center to center) and 49 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia.

Barnesville History

Creek Indians were the original inhabitants of the area, but The Land Lottery of 1821 opened the area for white settlement. An Indian fighter, Jenks, is responsible for the first establishment in 1825. A year later, he sold it to Gideon Barnes, who built a log cabin, an inn, and a tavern. The area's first office was also established by him on June 28, 1827. Initially known as "Barnes' Store," this post office was renamed "Barnesville" in June, 1831. The city of Barnesville was incorporated on February 20, 1854. During the late 19th century, the city produced nearly 16,000 buggies a year, earning it the nickname "Buggy Capital of the World."

Barnesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Ocmulgee National Monument
  • Sprewell Bluff State Park
  • Museum of Arts and Sciences
  • Hay House Museum

Things To Do In Barnesville

The city of Barnesville offers easy access to numerous museums and historical sites such as the Ocmulgee National Monument, Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Georgia Children's Museum, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Tubman African-American Museum houses artifacts and memorabilia related to African-American art, history, and culture of the region. The Atlanta Farmers Market is another popular attraction. The 528-acre Indian Springs State Park includes a beach, a lake, cottages, camp grounds, and picnic areas. At the Sprewell Bluff State Park, and High Falls State Park, visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, and picnicking.

Barnesville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Barnesville Higher Education

Gordon College is located in the city of Barnesville. Mercer University, and Macon State College are also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,611
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+1,931
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married24%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$25,399
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$8,901
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,228

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,620
% Above Poverty Level65.7%
% Below Poverty Level34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.7%
Median Gross Rent$614
Median House Value$103,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.9%
Irish5.3%
English4.6%
German4.5%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1%
Polish0.8%
Swedish0.5%
African0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Barnesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lamar County
Standard Zip Codes30204
Phone Area Codes470,678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.05
Approximate Longitude-84.15

Barnesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORSYTH 6 NNW
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationEXPERIMENT
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
StationBYRON EXPERIMENT STN
Distance35.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Culloden267$41,500
Meansville145$40,000
Milner1,258$48,770
Orchard Hill247$37,292
Yatesville449$54,125
Zebulon1,415$38,221

Barnesville Public Schools

Lamar County Comprehensive High School
1 Trojan Way
ZIP: 30204
(770) 358-8641
High
Total Enrollment 732
Lamar County Elementary School
228 Roberta Dr
ZIP: 30204
(770) 358-5556
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Lamar County Middle School
100 Burnette Rd
ZIP: 30204
(770) 358-8652
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Lamar County Primary School
154 Burnette Rd
ZIP: 30204
(770) 358-8661
Primary
Total Enrollment 752
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