Commerce is a city in Jackson County, Georgia. It is ninety miles northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,544.
Here’s what the official city website has to say about the city of Commerce...
The City of Commerce is a community of over 6,000 located near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Our City is set along I-85 just 90 minutes north of Atlanta making us perfectly situated to offer small city charm with easy access to big city amenities. In addition to being in a great location, Commerce is a full service city that provides our businesses and residents with electricity, natural gas and water/sewer utilities at competitive rates. While the city footprint is 8.3 square miles, we often provide essential services into the surrounding community.
At the turn of the century, Commerce earned its name as a major player in the textiles market with mills and clothing manufacturers positioned central to the railroad. Today, Commerce’s name is still synonymous with business. Our downtown is one of the oldest main street programs in the state focused on historic preservation and redevelopment. At the same time, Commerce is known for business friendly leadership and we strive to create an atmosphere that allows businesses to take advantage of opportunities that will make them successful.
History of Commerce
The City of Commerce began as the community of Harmony Grove which was founded in 1818. The Community incorporated in December 1884 and officially changed its name from Harmony Grove to Commerce in 1909.
Early on, the city flourished as a cotton market and eventually became synonymous with textiles when local businessmen launched Harmony Grove Mills in 1893. In addition to having roots in business, Commerce also has a rich cultural history. Most notably, the Harmony Grove Female Academy was the first school for girls in the state and was established in 1824. Later, the city would serve as the setting for the novel “Cold Sassy Tree” written by Olive Ann Burns but before that Commerce contributed to state politics when local Larmartine G. Hardman served two terms as governor from 1927-1931. Mr. Hardman was a well respected physician who built a mansion in downtown Commerce known today as “The Hardman House.”
Many things have changed throughout Commerce’s history but one thing remains the same. Commerce is a great place to live and do business!
To see the 2016 City of Commerce Water Quality Report – click here.
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