Chatsworth, Georgia
Downtown Chatsworth
Downtown Chatsworth
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Location in Murray County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889Coordinates: 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyMurray
Area
 • Total5.33 sq mi (13.79 km2)
 • Land5.32 sq mi (13.77 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,874
 • Density916.85/sq mi (354.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30705
Area code(s)706/762
FIPS code13-15508[2]
GNIS feature ID03274178[3]
Websitehttp://www.chatsworthga.gov
U.S. Route 411 in Chatsworth
U.S. Route 411 in Chatsworth

Chatsworth is a city in Murray County, Georgia, United States, specifically in the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population was 3,531 at the 2000 census and 4,299 in 2010. The city is the county seat of Murray County[4] and the site of the coldest recorded temperature in Georgia, -17 °F (-27 °C) on January 27, 1940.[citation needed]

According to a popular legend, the town received its name after a road sign with the word "Chatsworth" fell off a passing freight train nearby. Someone put the sign on a post, and the name stuck.[5][6]

Just east of Chatsworth are Fort Mountain and the Fort Mountain State Park.

History

Founded in 1905 as a depot on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. It was incorporated as a town in 1906 and as a city in 1923. In 1915, the seat of Murray County transferred to Chatsworth from Spring Place.[7]

Geography

Chatsworth is located at 34°46′20″N 84°46′44″W / 34.77222°N 84.77889°W / 34.77222; -84.77889 (34.772336, -84.778977).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.7 square miles (12 km2) is land, and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.42%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910314
192047250.3%
193060728.6%
19401,00164.9%
19501,21421.3%
19601,184−2.5%
19702,706128.5%
19802,493−7.9%
19902,86514.9%
20003,53123.2%
20104,29921.8%
20204,87413.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2020 census

Chatsworth racial composition[10]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,382 69.39%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 29 0.59%
Native American 6 0.12%
Asian 54 1.11%
Other/Mixed 161 3.3%
Hispanic or Latino 1,242 25.48%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,874 people, 1,670 households, and 1,117 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 4,299 people, 1,587 households, and 1,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 749.5 people per square mile (289.5/km2). There were 1,546 housing units at an average density of 328.1 per square mile (126.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0% from other races, and 0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0% of the population.


Education

Murray County School District

The Murray County School District holds preschool to grade twelve, and consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and once had an academy school which became another high school. [11] The district has 451 full-time teachers and over 7,350 students.[12]

Notable people

Jody Ridley — NASCAR Driver.

Billy Napier — Head Football Coach for the Florida Gators.

Robert L. Vining Jr. — Former Senior United States District Judge.

C. K. Fauver - Former Major League Baseball Pitcher for Louisville Colonels

Ladd McConkey — Wide Receiver for the Georgia Bulldogs

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. ^ "Murray County Website". Archived from the original on 7 February 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 39. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 223. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-14.
  11. ^ Murray County Schools, Retrieved April 09, 2012.
  12. ^ School Stats Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved June 24, 2010.