Banks

For those who feel like islands of progressive thought in a great, big sea of conservatives. The Banks County Democratic Party is dedicated to providing real information, which leads to positive change.–  BCDP FaceBook Page

Banks County is the smallest of the District and one of one of the reddest.  Nevertheless it has been the home of a number of individuals with long histories of  Progressive and environmental activism.  With the 2017 election cycle and its critical issues took form, the Banks County Democratic Party regrouped and accelerated their contributions of enthusiasm and activism, to that flourishing across District 9 and Georgia.

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Chairman: John Davis
Meetings:  Each 3rd Thursday in even-numbered months, at 6:00 p.m., at the Farm Bureau, 1337 McDonald Circle, Commerce, GA 30529
Contact: John Davis  email  jwdavis1043@yahoo.com
FaceBook page for more information  (and great photographs) https://www.facebook.com/Banks-County-Democratic-Party-291539592148/

2016 Vote NumbersGeneral election

Demographics: “As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,395 people, 6,700 households, and 5,100 families residing in the county. The population density was 79.3 inhabitants per square mile (30.6/km2). There were 7,595 housing units at an average density of 32.7 per square mile (12.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.7% white, 2.3% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 3.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.7% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 18.7% were American, 8.5% were Irish, and 8.5% were English. …The median income for a household in the county was $40,455 and the median income for a family was $48,606.” Wikipedia – Read More

History: The historical marker documents the creation of the county..   “Banks County, in northeast Georgia, is the state’s 129th county, comprising 233 square miles. The county was created from portions of Franklin and Habersham counties in 1858 and was named for Richard E. Banks (1794-1856), a circuit-riding surgeon who treated white settlers and Indians in the area, developing a good reputation among the Cherokees for treating smallpox. The land that became Banks County was originally held by the Cherokees, forming a border territory between the Cherokee Indian Nation and the newly formed United States of America.”   Cooksey, Elizabeth B. “Banks County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 30 November 2016. Web. 03 June 2017.

 

“Commercial forestry has given way to small poultry farms in recent decades, although much of the workforce is employed in the manufacturing sector, mostly in textiles and apparel production.

Places of interest include Nails Creek Baptist Church, the Old Banks County Jail, Fort Hollingsworth, and the Atlanta Dragway. Annual events include the Banks County Festival in the fall, the Annual North Georgia Folk Potters Festival in June, and in Homer the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt.”  Cooksey, Elizabeth B. “Banks County.” New Georgia Encyclopedia. 30 November 2016. Web. 03 June 2017.

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