Emerson

About Community 6

The city of Emerson, Georgia is located in the southern part of Bartow County. The city is the entryway into Red Top Mountain State Park which spans 1,776 acres and features camping sites, eight cottages, tennis courts, picnic shelters and two larger shelter houses, a putt-putt golf course, swimming beaches, six trails for hiking and one for biking. The community is large on southern charm and has a lower population density then many communities in the area. Emerson is the 284th largest city in the state of Georgia and contains only one neighborhood. Most of the city’s workforce is employed outside the city, but all the workers are fairly evenly split between white collar work and blue collar work.

The first known inhabitants of the area were indigenous people of the Cherokee tribes. These people raised gardens and relied on the local waterways for transportation and for fishing. Among the first Europeans were Scottish settlers, mostly men who married local women and raised families. In 1840 and 1841 much of the area was split into lots 40 acre “gold lots” were believed to contain gold, and 160 acre “farm lots”. Among the early families in the area were the Stroup family, the Stegall Family and Mrs. Kitty P Lerey. The railroad came through in 1839 and wooden depot was constructed in the community in the 1850s. The early economoy in the area relied largely on mining and farming. The community was not incorporated until 1889 and was named for the 42nd Governor of the state, Joseph Emerson Brown.

The United States Census of 2010 reported that Emerson spanned 7.32 square miles with a population of 1,470 giving the city a population density of 201 people per square mile. According to city-data.com the estimated median household income in Emerson in 2012 was $55,120 and the estimated per capita income was $27,801. The site goes on to report on home values and prices such as the estimated median house or condominium value in Emerson in 2012 was $115,458 and the mean price the same year was $243,883. Lastly, the median gross income for the same year was $731.

Emerson is blessed with quiet streets and southern charm and easy access to highways 41, 75 and 293 making commuting a breeze. Homes for sale in Emerson are predominantly middle class or higher in nature, but do range from starter homes and fixer uppers up through sprawling historic and luxury homes. Other real estate options townhouses and condominiums for sale or lease as well as apartments, duplexes and houses for rent.


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Schools

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Dining and Shopping

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Entertainment

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Parks and Recreation

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