Nahunta, Georgia
Nahunta City Hall
Nahunta City Hall
Location in Brantley County and the state of Georgia
Location in Brantley County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyBrantley
Area
 • Total2.83 sq mi (7.34 km2)
 • Land2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,013
 • Density359.35/sq mi (138.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31553
Area code912
FIPS code13-54124[2]
GNIS feature ID0319189[3]

Nahunta is a city and the county seat in Brantley County, Georgia, United States.[4] It is part of the Brunswick, Georgia metropolitan statistical area. The population was 1,013 at the 2020 census.[5] The city is an important crossroad which is intersected by U.S. Route 82 and U.S. Route 301 in its downtown area.

History

Girl grinding sugarcane to make syrup, near Nahunta, circa 1910

Nahunta, originally called Victoria, was founded about 1870. It is believed that the town was renamed in 1899 for timber executive N.A. Hunter, but the origin of the name has never been officially verified.[6][7] In 1923, the seat of Brantley County was transferred to Nahunta from Hoboken.[8]

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Nahunta as a city in 1925.[9]

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Nahunta gained national attention for its armadillo festival during the first weekend in May, that included the "Brantley County Armadillo Olympics" and "a cookout with armadillo prominently featured on the menu".[10]

Geography

Nahunta is located at 31°12′16″N 81°58′56″W / 31.20444°N 81.98222°W / 31.20444; -81.98222 (31.204527, -81.982285).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.65%, is water.[12]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nahunta has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The hottest temperature recorded there was 104 °F (40.0 °C) on July 7, 1990 and July 21, 2000, while the coldest temperature recorded was 3 °F (−16.1 °C) on January 21, 1985.[13]

Climate data for Nahunta, Georgia, 1991–2020 normals, extremes 1956–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86
(30)
88
(31)
90
(32)
96
(36)
99
(37)
101
(38)
104
(40)
102
(39)
101
(38)
96
(36)
89
(32)
89
(32)
104
(40)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 77.9
(25.5)
80.1
(26.7)
84.3
(29.1)
88.8
(31.6)
93.2
(34.0)
96.3
(35.7)
97.2
(36.2)
96.6
(35.9)
93.2
(34.0)
88.0
(31.1)
83.0
(28.3)
79.4
(26.3)
98.1
(36.7)
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 62.6
(17.0)
65.9
(18.8)
71.7
(22.1)
78.1
(25.6)
84.6
(29.2)
88.6
(31.4)
90.9
(32.7)
90.0
(32.2)
85.8
(29.9)
78.8
(26.0)
71.9
(22.2)
64.0
(17.8)
77.7
(25.4)
Daily mean °F (°C) 49.6
(9.8)
52.5
(11.4)
57.7
(14.3)
64.0
(17.8)
71.4
(21.9)
77.8
(25.4)
80.5
(26.9)
79.9
(26.6)
75.8
(24.3)
67.0
(19.4)
57.8
(14.3)
51.6
(10.9)
65.5
(18.6)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 36.7
(2.6)
39.1
(3.9)
43.8
(6.6)
49.9
(9.9)
58.2
(14.6)
67.0
(19.4)
70.1
(21.2)
69.8
(21.0)
65.7
(18.7)
55.3
(12.9)
44.6
(7.0)
39.2
(4.0)
53.3
(11.8)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 20.6
(−6.3)
23.3
(−4.8)
28.0
(−2.2)
35.0
(1.7)
45.1
(7.3)
58.4
(14.7)
64.1
(17.8)
63.7
(17.6)
55.0
(12.8)
38.3
(3.5)
27.9
(−2.3)
24.0
(−4.4)
18.9
(−7.3)
Record low °F (°C) 3
(−16)
14
(−10)
18
(−8)
24
(−4)
35
(2)
40
(4)
56
(13)
55
(13)
37
(3)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
8
(−13)
3
(−16)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.62
(117)
4.08
(104)
4.10
(104)
3.30
(84)
3.86
(98)
7.48
(190)
6.46
(164)
7.64
(194)
5.32
(135)
3.97
(101)
2.21
(56)
3.71
(94)
56.75
(1,441)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 5.7 6.1 6.6 5.0 6.2 10.8 9.8 10.4 7.2 5.1 3.7 5.7 82.3
Source 1: NOAA[14]
Source 2: National Weather Service[13]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1930352
194056159.4%
195073931.7%
196095228.8%
19709742.3%
1980951−2.4%
19901,04910.3%
2000930−11.3%
20101,05313.2%
20201,013−3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[15]
Nahunta racial composition as of 2020[5]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 734 72.46%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 208 20.53%
Native American 3 0.3%
Asian 3 0.3%
Other/mixed 33 3.26%
Hispanic or Latino 32 3.16%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,013 people, 332 households, and 189 families residing in the city.

Education

Brantley County students in grades kindergarten to grade twelve are in the Brantley County School District, which consists of six elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.[16] The district has 196 full-time teachers and over 3,332 students.[17]

See also

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Counties".
  7. ^ "Brantley County, Georgia - History".
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 240. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  9. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  10. ^ "Armadillo Race More Scrabble Than Dash", The New York Times, May 6, 1979, p. A26
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  12. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Nahunta city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  13. ^ a b "NOAA Online Weather Data – NWS Jacksonville". National Weather Service. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  14. ^ "U.S. Climate Normals Quick Access – Station: Nahunta 6NE, GA". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  16. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  17. ^ School Stats, Retrieved May 31, 2010.