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Barnesville is a city in Lamar County, in the Atlanta metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gideon Barnes, a tavern keeper.

The latitude of Barnesville is 33.054N. The longitude is -84.155W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,890.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,375
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Barnesville demographic reports
Field hospitals established here during the Civil War treated casualties from the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the Battle of Atlanta.

A 19th-century manufacturer of buggies, wagons and hearses.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Buggy Days - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Barnesville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Confederate Cemetery, Old Jail Museum, Barnesville Hardware
Colleges and universities: Gordon College
Municipal address:
109 Forsyth St.
Barnesville, GA 30204

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Barnesville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lamar County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30204 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Barnesville residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barnesville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barnesville was $15,423, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Barnesville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Barnesville festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Barnesville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $298.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $720.


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Libraries in Barnesville include Barnesville-Lamar County Library ... View libraries

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Lamar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barnesville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Barnesville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Barnesville include Country Hearth Inn.

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