Crawfordville, Georgia
Broad Street storefronts in downtown Crawfordville, Georgia, with Taliaferro County Courthouse in the distance
Broad Street storefronts in downtown Crawfordville, Georgia, with Taliaferro County Courthouse in the distance
Location in Taliaferro County and the state of Georgia
Location in Taliaferro County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°33′17″N 82°53′54″W / 33.55472°N 82.89833°W / 33.55472; -82.89833Coordinates: 33°33′17″N 82°53′54″W / 33.55472°N 82.89833°W / 33.55472; -82.89833
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.14 sq mi (8.12 km2)
 • Land3.12 sq mi (8.07 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
614 ft (187 m)
 • Total479
 • Density153.77/sq mi (59.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code706
FIPS code13-20316[2]
GNIS feature ID0313097[3]
Crawfordville Historic District
Crawfordville, Georgia is located in Georgia
Crawfordville, Georgia
Crawfordville, Georgia is located in the United States
Crawfordville, Georgia
LocationRoughly centered on the downtown business district of Crawfordville, Taliaferro, Georgia
Area1,738 acres (703 ha)
Built byCharles Golucke/Golucke & Son, Julius Kendrick, J.H. McKenzie & Son (Taliaferro County Courthouse), others
ArchitectLewis F. Goodrich (Taliaferro County Courthouse)
Architectural styleMid 19th Century Revival, Late Victorian
NRHP reference No.06000124[4]
Added to NRHPMarch 14, 2006

Crawfordville is a town in Taliaferro County, Georgia, United States. The population was 534 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Taliaferro County.[5]


Crawfordville was founded in 1825 as the seat of the newly formed Taliaferro County. It was incorporated as a town in 1826 and as a city in 1906.[6] The community was named after William H. Crawford (1772–1834), U.S. Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury.[7]


Crawfordville is located at 33°33′17″N 82°53′54″W / 33.55472°N 82.89833°W / 33.55472; -82.89833 (33.554626, -82.898428).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 572 people, 260 households, and 163 families residing in the city. The population density was 182.4 inhabitants per square mile (70.4/km2). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 99.5 per square mile (38.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 41.43% White, 56.99% African American, 1.05% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 260 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 26.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,063, and the median income for a family was $22,386. Males had a median income of $26,705 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,103. About 28.8% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.3% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.


Taliaferro County School District

The Taliaferro County School District consists of one charter school offering pre-school to grade twelve.[10] The district has 24 full-time teachers and over 280 students.[11]


Crawfordville was the birthplace and home of Alexander H. Stephens, who served as a U.S. Congressman, Governor of Georgia, and most notably as Vice President of the Confederate States of America, 1861–1865. Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, is preserved as a museum and is a part of the A. H. Stephens Historic Park, a Georgia State Park located in Crawfordville.

Crawfordville is also the birthplace of Michael H. Rhodes, a radio and television personality that worked for Seattle based KING broadcasting during the 1940s–1980s alongside other famous Northwest greats: JP Patches and Stan Boreson.

The movie Sweet Home Alabama was partially filmed in Crawfordville. It includes the historical Taliaferro County Courthouse in one scene, as well as a scene with Reese Witherspoon walking down Main Street.

The movies Coward of the County with Kenny Rogers, Get Low with Robert Duvall, and the 1978 TV movie Summer of My German Soldier were filmed here.


See also


  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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 226. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  7. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 54. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  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". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  11. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 26, 2010.