Cusseta, Georgia
Overview
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is unified city-county
Consolidated city-county
In United States local government, a consolidated city–county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction. As such it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state...

 in Georgia
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...

, United States
United States
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. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 292,795...

-Alabama
Alabama
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 Metropolitan Statistical Area
Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area
The Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in Georgia and one county in Alabama, anchored by the city of Columbus...

. The population was 1,196 at the 2000 Census..
The history of Cusseta begins with the creation of Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 13, 1854. The 2000 Census reported a population of 14,882. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 14,402. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area...

 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 13, 1854. The county was formed from portions of Muscogee
Muscogee County, Georgia
Muscogee County is a county located on the central western border of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 186,291. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 190,414...

 and Marion
Marion County, Georgia
Marion County is located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 14, 1827. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 Census reflected a population of 7,144. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 6,995...

 counties and named for the river
Chattahoochee River
The Chattahoochee River flows through or along the borders of the U.S. states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. It is a tributary of the Apalachicola River, a relatively short river formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers and emptying into Apalachicola Bay in the Gulf of...

 that forms its western boundary. The act appointed five commissioners to choose a site for the county seat, which they named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town
Cusseta, Creek Nation
Cusseta was one of the principal towns of the Creek Nation in Georgia, United States. Until the forced removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama, Cusseta was the largest of the Creek towns....

 that used to exist nearby.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville
Westville (Georgia)
Westville is an open air museum recreating an 1850 working town in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States.A citizens group supported creation of the living history museum. More than 30 authentically furnished, restored antebellum buildings were moved here to create the village...

, near Lumpkin, Georgia
Lumpkin, Georgia
Lumpkin is a city in, and the county seat of, Stewart County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,369 at the 2000 census.-History:This area of Georgia was inhabited by indigenous Native Americans for thousands of years before European contact...

.

Cusseta was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1855.
Encyclopedia
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County is unified city-county
Consolidated city-county
In United States local government, a consolidated city–county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction. As such it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state...

 in Georgia
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States, with which it is consolidated. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 189,885. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area, which, in 2009, had an estimated population of 292,795...

-Alabama
Alabama
Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama ranks 30th in total land area and ranks second in the size of its inland...

 Metropolitan Statistical Area
Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area
The Columbus, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in Georgia and one county in Alabama, anchored by the city of Columbus...

. The population was 1,196 at the 2000 Census..

History

The history of Cusseta begins with the creation of Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County, Georgia
Chattahoochee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on February 13, 1854. The 2000 Census reported a population of 14,882. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 14,402. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area...

 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on February 13, 1854. The county was formed from portions of Muscogee
Muscogee County, Georgia
Muscogee County is a county located on the central western border of the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 186,291. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 190,414...

 and Marion
Marion County, Georgia
Marion County is located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on December 14, 1827. It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2000 Census reflected a population of 7,144. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 6,995...

 counties and named for the river
Chattahoochee River
The Chattahoochee River flows through or along the borders of the U.S. states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. It is a tributary of the Apalachicola River, a relatively short river formed by the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers and emptying into Apalachicola Bay in the Gulf of...

 that forms its western boundary. The act appointed five commissioners to choose a site for the county seat, which they named Cusseta to commemorate the Creek Indian town
Cusseta, Creek Nation
Cusseta was one of the principal towns of the Creek Nation in Georgia, United States. Until the forced removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama, Cusseta was the largest of the Creek towns....

 that used to exist nearby.

The original courthouse, built in 1854 by slaves, is preserved at the tourist attraction of Westville
Westville (Georgia)
Westville is an open air museum recreating an 1850 working town in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States.A citizens group supported creation of the living history museum. More than 30 authentically furnished, restored antebellum buildings were moved here to create the village...

, near Lumpkin, Georgia
Lumpkin, Georgia
Lumpkin is a city in, and the county seat of, Stewart County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,369 at the 2000 census.-History:This area of Georgia was inhabited by indigenous Native Americans for thousands of years before European contact...

.

Cusseta was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1855. It is still the only incorporated city in Chattahoochee County.

Cusseta briefly prided itself on having the world's tallest man-made structure, the WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower
WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower
WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower, also known as the WTVM TV Mast, is a 533 meter guyed mast used for television broadcasting by WTVM/WRBL and FM radio broadcasting by WVRK-FM. It is located near Cusseta, Georgia, USA at 32°19′26.0″N, 84°46′46″W....

, a guyed transmission tower built in 1962 about one mile from the city. However, it was surpassed only one year later by the KVLY-TV mast
KVLY-TV mast
The KVLY-TV mast is a tall television-transmitting mast in Blanchard, Traill County, North Dakota, United States, used by Fargo station KVLY-TV channel 11...

 in Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Cass County. In 2010, its population was 105,549, and it had an estimated metropolitan population of 208,777...

.

In 2003 the city and county formed a consolidated Cusseta-Chattahoochee County government.

Geography

Cusseta is located at 32°18′20"N 84°46′37"W (32.305451, -84.776929).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it is land and 0.66% is water.

Demographics

As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 1,196 people, 436 households, and 316 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 787.8 people per square mile (303.8/km²). There were 543 housing units at an average density of 357.7 per square mile (137.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.54% White, 36.45% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 20.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,625, and the median income for a family was $26,736. Males had a median income of $25,380 versus $19,205 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $14,115. About 25.8% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 27.3% of those age 65 or over.

Chattahoochee County School District

The Chattahoochee County School District
Chattahoochee County School District
The Chattahoochee County School District is a public school district in Chattahoochee County, Georgia based in Cusseta, Georgia. It serves the communities of Cusseta and Fort Benning South, Georgia.-Schools:...

 holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one elementary school, a middle school and a high school. The district has 34 full-time teachers and over 451 students.
  • Chattahoochee County Education Center
  • Chattahoochee County Middle School
  • Chattahoochee County High School

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