Representing one of District 9th’s most northern and smaller counties the Democratic Party meets in the county seat of Blue Ridge.
Chairman: Hart Baker
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month at the FANNIN Senior Center, 440 West 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, 6:30 – Potluck Dinner, 7:00 Speaker, Adjournment 8:15/8:30
“As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 23,682 people, 10,187 households, and 7,016 families residing in the county. The population density was 61.2 inhabitants per square mile (23.6/km2). There were 16,207 housing units at an average density of 41.9 per square mile (16.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 18.6% were Irish, 13.3% were American, 11.5% were English, and 9.5% were German. … The median income for a household in the county was $34,145 and the median income for a family was $41,422. Wikipedia Read More
History: The County was created in 1854 following the removal of the Cherokee. Unlike most of the neighboring region its earliest white settlers came from the north by way of its rivers. Fannin remained Unionist following Confederate Secession though troops were raised for both the Union and Confederate armies.
Surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, a portion of the county lies within the protected forest. The county seat is named for the beautiful mountains named “The Blue Ridge” by the Cherokee. The primary industries are tourism and farming. Wikipedia – Read More.