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Between, GA

We Are Between. Atlanta and Athens

Explore our themed escape rooms below!It has been suggested by many that the town is called Between because it is equidistant to Atlanta and Athens.[8] It is also between Walton County's two largest cities, Loganville and Monroe. Actually strong public opposition to annexation by either Loganville or Monroe, Georgia resulted in a successful public movement to incorporate the area which struggled with the challenge of choosing a name for the new city. Eventually the simplest and most obvious name was chosen

History

The first permanent settlement at Between was made in the 1850s. Between was incorporated in 1908 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.

It has been suggested by many that the town is called Between because it is equidistant to Atlanta and Athens. It is also between Walton County’s two largest cities, Loganville and Monroe. Actually strong public opposition to annexation by either Loganville or Monroe, Georgia resulted in a successful public movement to incorporate the area which struggled with the challenge of choosing a name for the new city. Eventually the simplest and most obvious name was chosen.

Another suggestion revolves around a local story involving the Patron of the Briscoe / Thompson families “naming” of the town and is still well known today. In the said tale, The neighboring city of Loganville, Georgia (Prior to it being named as such) was supposedly agreed to be named as “Briscoeville” by the local families of the Logans, Monroes, Snells, and Lawrences. Such was to be ratified on via vote and submitted to the Georgia government for recording. However, due to supposedly unscrupulous behavior, the patron of the Briscoes was withheld from attending said meeting. After the said vote was cast in favor of “Loganville”, The patron of the Briscoe/Thompson families became infuriated, and subsequently uprooted all 115 plus of the families of the bloodlines and proceeded to move them all exactly 6 miles (each way) in between the cities of Snellville and Monroe, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, state of Georgia official came to said location and informed the Patron that due to the population exceeding 100 persons it was to be annexed as its own city of Georgia, and it was imperative for a Post office to be built (at the expense of the community). When then subsequently asked what the city should be called, the Patron yelled in anger, “I don’t give a damn; Call it Between for all I care!”

Demographics

There were 148 people, 61 households, and 42 families residing in the town. The population density was 170.4 people per square mile (65.7/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 72.5 per square mile (28.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White and 3.38% African American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

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