Gainesville (Georgia)

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Coordinates 34°18′16″N 83°50′2″W
Country United States
State Georgia
County Hall
Gainesville 1818
Named for Edmund P. Gaines
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP Code 30501, 30503-30504, 30506-30507
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-31908
GNIS feature ID 0355972
Government (Mayor) Sam Couvillon
Government (City) 35.37 sq mi (91.61 km2)
Government (Land) 33.42 sq mi (86.57 km2)
Government (Water) 1.95 sq mi (5.04 km2)
Area (City) 35.37 sq mi (91.61 km2)
Area (Land) 33.42 sq mi (86.57 km2)
Area (Water) 1.95 sq mi (5.04 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 42,296
Population (2020) (Density) 1,265.40/sq mi (488.57/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 179,684

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The city of Gainesville is the county seat of Hall County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 42,296. Because of its large number of poultry processing plants, it is often called the "Poultry Capital of the World." Gainesville is the principal city of, and is included in, the Gainesville, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia Combined Statistical Area. Gainesville was established as "Mule Camp Springs" by European-American settlers in the early 1800s. Less than three years after the organization of Hall County on December 15, 1818, Mule Camp Springs was renamed "Gainesville" on April 21, 1821. It was named in honor of General Edmund P. Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812 and a noted military surveyor and road-builder. Gainesville was selected to be the county seat and chartered by the Georgia General Assembly on November 30, 1821.

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