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Eatonton is a city in Putnam County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. William Eaton.

The latitude of Eatonton is 33.326N. The longitude is -83.388W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,917.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,391
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eatonton demographic reports
The Rock Eagle Effigy, a giant bird made of quartz boulders, is north of town.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Alice Walker, writer
· Joel Chandler Harris, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Dairy Festival - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eatonton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Oconee National Forest, Lake Oconee
Historic sites and museums: Uncle Remus Museum
Municipal address:
PO Box 3820
Eatonton, GA 31024

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Eatonton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31024 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Eatonton residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eatonton ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eatonton was $12,993, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Eatonton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
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Eatonton festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Eatonton include Eatonton Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Eatonton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.


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Libraries in Eatonton include Eatonton - Putnam County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eatonton include Eatonton Messenger

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Eatonton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Eatonton include Cuscowilla Golf Resort on Lake Oconee, Holiday Inn.

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