Eatonton, Georgia

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Eatonton is a city in Putnam County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,764 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Putnam County[3]. It was named after William Eaton, an officer and diplomat involved in the First Barbary War. The name consists of his surname with the English suffix "ton", meaning "town".



Eatonton is located at 33°19′35″N 83°23′16″W / 33.32639°N 83.38778°W / 33.32639; -83.38778 (33.326302, -83.387798).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.7 mi² (53.6 km²). 20.6 mi² (53.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 mi² (0.3 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,764 people, 2,442 households, and 1,706 families residing in the city. The population density was 329.1 people per square mile (127.0/km²). There were 2,668 housing units at an average density of 129.8/sq mi (50.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 37.49% White, 59.33% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

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