The Greenville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1990.
|• Total||2.36 sq mi (6.11 km2)|
|• Land||2.34 sq mi (6.07 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||869 ft (265 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||360.49/sq mi (139.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0356105|
Greenville is a city and the county seat of Meriwether County, Georgia, United States. The population was 876 at the 2010 census. The city is located 54.9 miles (88.4 km) southwest of Atlanta and, as such, is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area).
Greenville was founded in 1828 as seat of the newly formed Meriweather County. The city was named for Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the rebel American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781.
Greenville is located at (33.027845, -84.713562).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) is land and 0.55% is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 946 people, 354 households, and 236 families residing in the city. The population density was 520.8 people per square mile (200.7/km2). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 237.8 per square mile (91.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 26.43% White, 73.15% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.
There were 354 households, out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.5% were married couples living together, 29.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,114, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,997. About 21.9% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 28.7% of those age 65 or over.
Meriwether County School District
The Meriwether County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of three elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The district has 300 full-time teachers and over 3,948 students.
- George E. Washington Elementary School
- Mountain View Elementary School
- Unity Elementary School
- Greenville Middle School
- Manchester Middle School
- Greenville High School
- Manchester High School
- Mario Alford – wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – 2013 SEC Player of the Year and eighth overall selection in the 2013 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.
- Y. Frank Freeman – executive with Paramount Pictures
- Clara Ann Howard – Baptist missionary in Africa, longtime staff member at Spelman College
- William J. Samford – the 31st Governor of Alabama was born in Greenville, Georgia
- Joseph M. Terrell – former Governor of Georgia (October 25, 1902 – June 29, 1907); from Greenville, buried in the local cemetery.
- Hiram Warner – Hiram Warner was one of the original members of the Supreme Court of Georgia, eventually becoming that court's second chief justice. Warner also held office as a circuit court judge, a representative in the Georgia General Assembly, and a U.S. congressman.
- Jontavious Willis – country blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
The Meriwether County Courthouse is located in Greenville, the county seat.
Greenville Post Office (ZIP code: 30222)
The Meriwether County Jail was built in 1896 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1973.
The Harman-Watson-Matthews House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 9, 1973.
The Burwell O. Hill House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 17, 1982.
The Hiram Warner Hill House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 7, 1983.
The Render Family Homestead was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 1984.
Twin Oaks, also known as Winsor Hall, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 26, 1980.
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