Epworth, Georgia

Coordinates: 34°57′02″N 84°23′06″W / 34.950637°N 84.384923°W / 34.950637; -84.384923 Epworth is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Fannin County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 480.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1,706 feet (520 m) in the north-central part of the county. A former name was Atalla.[2] The ZIP code is 30541.[3]

Epworth is located on Georgia State Route 5 between Blue Ridge (the county seat to the south) and McCaysville (on the Tennessee state line to the north).

HistoryEdit

Prior to European colonization, the area that is now Epworth was inhabited by the Cherokee people and other Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

A post office called Epworth has been in operation since 1901.[4] The Georgia General Assembly incorporated the place in 1906 as the "Town of Epworth".[5] The community was named after Epworth, in England.[6]

EducationEdit

Epworth is also the location of an Appalachian Technical College campus which closed, and was later slated to reopen as a campus of North Georgia Technical College.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Epworth CDP, Georgia". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Epworth, Georgia
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1906. p. 754.
  6. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.