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Clarkesville is a city in, and the county seat of, Habersham County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,733, up from 1,248 at the 2000 census.Clarkesville was founded in 1821 as the seat of Habersham County. It was named for John C. Clarke, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.The Southern Railway arrived in Clarkesville in 1882.GeographyClarkesville is located in central Habersham County at, on the south side of the Soquee River, a southwest-flowing tributary of the Chattahoochee River. It is 4mi north of Demorest, east of Cleveland, west of Toccoa, and 13 miles southwest of Tallulah Falls.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.45km2, of which 6.37sqkm are land and 0.08sqkm, or 1.20%, are water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,248 people, 580 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 670.6 people per square mile (259.1/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.06% White, 7.77% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.Use our United States road trip planning app to arrange the details of your trip to Clarkesville and other destinations.
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