Barnesville, Georgia

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Barnesville is a city in Lamar County, Georgia, United States. The population was 5,972 at the 2000 census, making it the most populated city named Barnesville in the United States. The city is the county seat of Lamar County[3].

Barnesville was once dubbed the "Buggy Capital of the World" as the town produced about 16,000 buggies a year around the turn of the century. Each year in the third week of September the town hosts an annual Buggy Days celebration.



Barnesville is located at 33°3′11″N 84°9′22″W / 33.05306°N 84.15611°W / 33.05306; -84.15611 (33.053090, -84.156217)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²) of it is land and 0.18% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,972 people, 2,079 households, and 1,382 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,055.9 people per square mile (407.4/km²). There were 2,257 housing units at an average density of 399.1/sq mi (154.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 48.11% White, 49.87% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

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