Great day at Mountain Laurel Festival. Hanging out with Taylor Swift and lots of Democrats. — withVirginia Webb.
About the Party and County
Chair: Virginia Webb
Meetings: Every two months, 3rd Tue., June 21, 2016 and following: Cornelia Library, 6:3O p.m.
Tuesday, June 6
Habersham County Democratic Party Meeting
The HCDP will hold our second quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 6 at the library in Cornelia. Special guest speaker will be Rob Mishler, secretary of Greening Georgia Caucus to the Democratic Party of Georgia. Rob will be discussing the Greening Georgia Environmental Caucus and their mission and goals they have planned for Georgia.
Will also have a special announcement from the Jon Ossoff Campaign. Several party officers attended the GDP Blue School and will report on updates on the GDP Blue School. Plans will be made at this meeting to search for Democratic candidates for the 2018 Habersham County elections. Will also be electing members of the Habersham County Board of Elections and Registrations at Tuesday’s meeting.
Demographics: “As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,041 people, 15,472 households, and 11,307 families residing in the county. The population density was 155.5 inhabitants per square mile (60.0/km2). There were 18,146 housing units at an average density of 65.6 per square mile (25.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 85.7% white, 3.4% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.5% American Indian, 0.2% Pacific islander, 6.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 15.6% were English, 13.9% were Irish, 13.7% were American, and 9.9% were German. … The median income for a household in the county was $40,192 and the median income for a family was $49,182. ” Wikipedia —Read More.
Historic Habersham County celebrated in the Sydney Lanier poem Song of the Chattahoochee lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It is is the state’s forty-sixth county. Created in 1818 from land formerly held by Cherokee Indians, it was named after Joseph Habersham, an army officer during the Revolutionary War (1775-83) and a U.S. postmaster general. It is larger than the average North Georgia county with seven incorporated cities and two colleges. Having in early years served as a resort and respite from the summer heat and illness, the county’s roots connect with the plantation culture of the coast as well as the mountain culture.