Rhine, Georgia

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Rhine is a town in Dodge County, Georgia, United States. The population was 422 at the 2000 census.



The town of Rhine is situated near the Ocmulgee River, about fifteen miles south of Eastman. It was about the year 1886 that the Seaboard Airline Railroad was built through that section of Dodge County, and immediately the town of Rhine sprang up. Immediately the turpentine and lumber camps of Milan and Rhine began to flourish. They are towns in a rich agricultural section of Georgia.

The first general store opened there was by Messrs. G. W. and D. M. Ryals. Turpentine still was established by three brothers named Robitzsch, who came from North Carolina. The town was built on land that was owned for many years by J. M. Swymer. Another pioneer settler was James Reaves, whose family still resides there. Gradually other stores were built and homes erected, most of them being good substantial residences. The citizens of Rhine are principally engaged in lumber and agriculture.

Among the most prominent citizens of Rhine are: R. E. Ponder, W. C. Ryals, W. T. Ryals, Zan Mizell, J. 0. Stuckey, H. L. Peacock, Walter Stuckey, Welman Walker, J. C. Williams, Joe Williams, C. E. Dent, C. C. Dinkins, Dr. J. G. Williamson, Dr. Henry Maloy, George Cravey, Tom Hilliard, Craig Mizell, W. J. Rogers, Jim Barron, W. C. Reaves, John Ryals, E. F. Carr, W. T. Harrell and others.


Rhine is located at 31°59′23″N 83°11′56″W / 31.98972°N 83.19889°W / 31.98972; -83.19889 (31.989696, -83.198762)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 422 people, 183 households, and 114 families residing in the town. The population density was 134.4 people per square mile (51.9/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 77.4/sq mi (29.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 67.54% White, 32.23% African American, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 183 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

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