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We are the Democrats of Gilmer County, Georgia. Our Mission is to elect Democrats to local, state, and national public offices.
We cordially invite you to participate with us in continuing our historical American journey toward a compassionate, diverse, and equal nation. – Gilmer County Democrats Website
About the Party:
The resurrection of the county Democratic Party was recorded in the local paper, The Times Courier Jan. 31, 2017. Meeting in East Ellijay one of the two incorporated cities of the county Democrats quickly got up a Website and FaceBook Page and are now inspirational contributors to our Democratic Resistance.
Chair: Melba Gandy
Meetings: 3rd Thursday, odd-numbered months (Jan., Mar., etc.) 36 Mulberry Street, Suite 5 East Ellijay, Georgia, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 276-4477
FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GilmerCoDemocrats
Demographics: “As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,292 people, 11,314 households, and 8,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 66.3 inhabitants per square mile (25.6/km2). There were 16,564 housing units at an average density of 38.8 per square mile (15.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.3% white, 0.5% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.5% of the population In terms of ancestry, 18.7% were Irish, 17.3% were American, 16.3% were English, and 13.4% were German …The median income for a household in the county was $36,741 and the median income for a family was $45,317.” Wikipedia – Read More
Gilmer County is one of the 9th District’s oldest northern mountain counties, It “is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,292. The county seat is Ellijay. The county was created on December 3, 1832 and was named for George Rockingham Gilmer. –Wikipedia
Gilmer County has the distinction of being one of the Georgia area where the first European settlers in the 17th century were Spanish. After removal of the indigenous Cherokee miners and farmers occupied the region. Today apples are the main industry and Ellijay is the home of 0ne of the largest fruit processing corporations. An Apple Festival each fall celebrates the industry. — New Georgia Encyclopedia