Profile for Thomasville, Georgia, GA
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"City of Roses"
Thomasville is a city in Thomas County, in the Thomasville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Jett Thomas.
The latitude of Thomasville is 30.836N. The longitude is -83.978W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 279 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,233.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Thomasville demographic reports
19th-century resort. The grand hotel era ended when railroad transportation was extended into Florida.
Local landmarks include the Big Oak, believed to be more than 3 centuries old, at Crawford and East Monroe streets.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 110. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Joanne Woodward, actress
Local festivals include:
- Rose Festival - April 26-28, 2007
- Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival - Nov. 17-18, 2007
- Black Heritage Festival - Feb. 8-10, 2007
- Deep South Fair - Oct. 9-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Thomasville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Birdsong Nature Center
Thomasville attractions: Thomasville Rose Garden
Historic sites and museums: Lapham-Patterson House State Historic Site, Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomas County Museum of History
Colleges and universities:
Thomas College, Southwest Georgia Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Thomasville residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thomasville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Thomasville was $15,910, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Thomasville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Thomasville festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Rose Festival - A
- Black Heritage Festival - F
- Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival - N
- Deep South Fair - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Thomasville include Dawson Street Residential Historic District, East End Historic District, Fletcherville Historic District, Gordon Avenue Historic District, Paradise Park Historic District, Thomasville Commercial Historic District, Thomasville Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Thomasville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $351. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $780.
Libraries in Thomasville include Thomas County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Thomasville include Thomasville Times-Enterprise
TV stations in Thomasville include WCTV.
Thomas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thomasville political report.
The average commute time for Thomasville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Thomasville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Thomasville include Comfort Inn Thomasville, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Jameson Inn Thomasville, Knights Inn, Melhana the Grand Plantation, Quality Inn & Suites.
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