Mount Airy, Georgia

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Mount Airy is a town in Habersham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 604 at the 2000 census.



The town of Mount Airy was founded on March 3, 1874 by Thomas Brooking of Turnerville. It began primarily as summer retreat for wealthy residents of Atlanta and Savannah. There was once a grand motel called the Monterrey where the current City Hall stands. Many wealthy families came to the hotel to seek refuge from the heat and from the large populations of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Mount Airy was a popular tourist destination with many families eventually establishing homes in the area. Mount Airy is bordered to the south by the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

A grand, white-columned home on Seventh Street was once the home of baseball legend Ty Cobb. Cobb lived in the home for some time after his retirement. The home still stands as a private residence. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mount Airy is also the hometown of the nation's longest serving elected state official, Tommy Irvin, the state agriculture commissioner.


Mount Airy is located at 34°31′03″N 83°30′22″W / 34.517638°N 83.506177°W / 34.517638; -83.506177.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²) of it is land and 0.53% is water. Mount Airy is the highest point on the Southern Railway line between New Orleans and Washington, DC. This is confirmed by a US Geological survey marker located on the tracks just behind the City Hall.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 604 people, 235 households, and 179 families residing in the town. The population density was 323.3 people per square mile (124.7/km²). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 137.0/sq mi (52.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.38% White, 2.32% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.81% Asian, 0.99% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

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