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Hiawassee

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Hiawassee is a town in and the county seat of Towns County, Georgia, United States. The population was 880 at the 2010 census. Its name comes from the Cherokee word Ayuhwasi, which means meadow.HistorySettled about 1820, Hiawasee was designated seat of the newly formed Towns County in 1856. It was incorporated as a town in 1870 and as a city in 1916.GeographyHiawassee is located on the Hiwassee River at (34.949428, -83.755078).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2sqmi, of which, 1.7sqmi is land and 0.5sqmi (21.86%) is water.Hiawassee is approximately 2000 feet (609 m) above sea level.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 810 people, 355 households, and 203 families residing in the town. The population density was 479.5 people per square mile (184.6/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 312.7 per square mile (120.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.40% White, 0.25% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.
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