Homes for Sale in Hart County, Georgia
Welcome to Hart County, Georgia
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Hart County, located near the Georgia-South Carolina border, is home to historic southern towns, the recreation of Lake Hartwell, and one of the state’s finest golf courses, Cateechee. The natural beauty of this region is one of it’s biggest draws.
Hart County was carved out of Franklin and Elbert County in 1858, and is named after legendary Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Hart. It’s the only county in the state named after a woman. Hartwell serves as the county seat, and boasts a historic town center. Early in it’s history, the primary economy was agriculture. As the cotton industry declined early in the 20th century, many residents began working in the textile and apparel plants that were created to fill the economic need. Hart County saw a period of population decline during these years, until the creation of Lake Hartwell.
Lake Hartwell was created in 1963 with the construction of the Hartwell Dam. The Savannah River and some of its tributaries were diverted to create the lake, and upon it’s completion, the population rebounded to pre-1920 numbers. Tourism brought new investment to the area, and with the natural beauty of the surroundings, more permanent residents as well.
- Total area: 257 miles
- County population as of 2015: 25,534.
- Lake Hartwell has more than 1,000 miles of shoreline, and is one of the largest man-made bodies of water east of the Mississippi.
- The local economy has grown to include agriculture and horticulture, high-tech and tourism.
- The county is strategically located between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, which helped boost economic investment in the area.
- In 2015, the median household income of Hart County residents was $37,653.