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Facts About Woodstock

The origin of the name Woodstock isn’t well know but there are about three stories that try to explain its origins. The first one is that Walter Scott wrote a book bearing his name as the title, and it became a best seller and the town was named after the book. Others say that the Woodstock started as a busy stage where trains would replenish their stock of wood supply. The last and less favored version is that a Mr. Stock established a school and named it after himself. The people thought that it’s a great idea to name the town after the school in honor of Mr. Woodstock. While none of the explanations has been officially recognized as the right explanation, the name has been in officially since 1833. In its founding years, settlers in Woodstock were cotton farmers, which they sold to the local Mill. The mill by the name of “The Rope Mill” manufactured cotton ropes that the community used to well- water buckets and for plow lines. The Little River, Etowah River, and Noonday Creek powered the Rope Mill and the gristmills.

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In 1879, the North Georgia and Marietta Railroad built their depot in Woodstock, it acted as a connecting stage between Canton and Marietta. Up to that point, Woodstock had a population of 300 people occupying 960 acres; it wasn’t until 1897 that the State of Georgia incorporated the city of Woodstock. One of the oldest structures in Woodstock is the depot that was built in 1912. It served as a center of commerce selling items such as cotton, rope, and other agricultural goods. Since then the depot has housed a fire station, community center, city hall, and for several years as a restaurant. The first institution in Woodstock was the Woodstock Academy, and it was established in 1880, and was built close to the Main Street.

Students paid between $1.50 and $3.00 monthly and lived in outhouses. They kept their mules in a neighboring privately owned barn. Woodstock had an attitude focused on an industry that has persisted to the present day. For example, it got its first automobile in 1925, and 1925 had streetlights installed in its business district. Four years later in 1929, it paved its main street, to make an 18-foot paved roadway. Today downtown Woodstock remains much the same way it was in the 1920s. The current sustained growth started in the 1980s, which transformed it from a purely agricultural economy to one whose economy is subdivided into different sectors of industry and business, as we know it today. After years of decline the Great Depression occasioned started, it fully revitalized its economy to what it is today. Overall, Woodstock, GA has used innovation and proper planning to become a vibrant economy.

As of the census of 2010, there were 23,896 people, 9,580 households, and 6,137 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,715.4 people per square mile (1043.5/km²). There were 10,298 housing units at an average density of 1170.2 per square mile (449.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.3% White, 10.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population. There were 9,580 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.12. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 26.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 37.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males. In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $58,506, and the median income for a family was $65,740. Males had a median income of $48,054 versus $32,798 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,586. About 2.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.