ABOUT WALNUT GROVE

 

WE ARE ON THE WAY!

Walnut Grove, GA is definitely "on the way"! Progress in our city is moving right along. The Walnut Grove Parkway is completed. The High School complex is grand. The Library is up and running and serving the community. The sewage system has compelted the first phase and is in the process iof connecting into the new Walton County Fire Station. Taps have been sold to help cover the cost of this new phase. Keep watching for more to happen in Walnut Grove. The many plans for Walnut Grove are either in place or already being implemented.

Walnut Grove is also on the way in other ways... We are on the way to Athens, Atlanta, Conyers, Covington, Loganville, Snellville, the International Horse Park and so many other places.

Living in Walnut Grove means easy acess to all these places and more. Enjoy a life of simplicity while having easy access to city life.

 

GOVERNMENT

The Town of Walnut Grove operates under the Council-Mayor form of Government. The Board consists of a Mayor and four council people. The Mayor is the chief elected official of the Town. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Board. The Mayor cannot make or second a motion and only votes to break a tie. The Mayor Pro-Tempore is appointed by the Board and presides at meetings in the absence of the Mayor. The Board is a non-partisan board and its members serve four-year staggered terms.

The primary duties of the Board are to:  determine Town policies and levels of service, adopt and amend Town ordinances and resolutions, determine how the money in the budget is to be raised and for what purposes it is to be spent, approve all contracts and agreements, appoint citizens to various boards and committees and represent the Municipality as its leadership in all areas.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Walnut Grove is located at latitude 33.742N. The longitude is -83.852W.. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet. The distance from Walnut Grove to Washington DC is 534 miles. The distance to the Georgia state capital is 34 miles. (as the crow flies)

 

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,330 people residing in Walnut Grove. According the the US Census Bureau in 2013, Georgia population is 9,992,167. Walton County comes in at 85,754.

 

CLIMATE & WEATHER

The climate for Walnut Grove is seasonal with moderate snow falling in the winter. In the summer temperatures average around the mid 80's. Winter temperatures average around 40 degrees. Precipitation falls throughout the year with more falling in the first few months of the year.

 

FUTURE PLANS

Walnut Grove is on the move. The sewage system is in place, which should bring new ventures to the city. Take a look at the plans for future growth as offered up by UGA in their Charette.

Click on Charette image to the right to see a copy of the Charette of Walnut Grove.

 

FAMOUS RESIDENTS

Barbecue Bob (Robert Hicks, blues musician, 1902-1931)
Born in Walnut Grove , Georgia, Hicks parents, Charlie and Mary Hicks, were farmers. He and his brother, Charlie Hicks , together with Curley Weaver and were taught how to play the guitar by Curley's mother, Savannah "Dip" Weaver. Bob began playing the 6-string guitar but picked up the 12-string guitar after moving to Atlanta, Georgia , in 1923 or 1924. He became one of the prominent performers of the newly developing Atlanta blues style.

Bazoline Estelle Usher (teacher, principal and more) Walnut Grove is the birthplace of Ms. Bazoline Estelle Usher. She was a teacher, principal (which was a pretty big deal for a woman at the time, especially an African-American woman!) and she became the Supervisor of Education for Minority Pupils in Atlanta, Georgia. She also led the group of about 25 women who created the first African-American Girl Scout troops in Atlanta.

 

 







Barbecue Bob

Robert Hicks, blues musician



Bazoline Estelle Usher

teacher, principal and more