Hartwell is a city in Hart County, Georgia. The population was 4,469 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Hart County.

Hartwell was founded in 1854 as seat of the newly formed Hart County. It was incorporated as a town in 1856 and as a city in 1904. The town was named for Revolutionary War figure Nancy Morgan Hart.

Hartwell sits upon the southern border of Lake Hartwell, which acquired its name from the city. Hartwell is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and lies 78 miles from Georgia’s highest peak Brasstown Bald.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles, all of it land. Hartwell is part of the Upland South region.

Here is some good information from the official city of Hartwell website

Welcome to the official website for the City of Hartwell, Georgia. Hartwell is home of Lake Hartwell and located in Northeast Georgia on the Georgia South Carolina border an hour and a half north of the Atlanta, GA area and an hour south of Greenville, SC off I-85.

Incorporated as a town February 26, 1856, the City of Hartwell is the county seat of Hart County. The city was named for Nancy Hart, a heroine of the Revolutionary War who served as spy and captured a group of Tories who threatened her home. Hartwell’s population is 4,200 hard working good hearted folks. Lake Hartwell contains 55,900 acres of water and has 962 miles of shoreline. The number of visitors to Lake Hartwell has increased regularly from about 750,000 in 1962 to 9.6 million during 2000. This ranked Hartwell third of the ten most popular Corps projects in the nation.

Hartwell, GA is full of historic sites and areas. While visiting our community experience our southern hospitality while enjoying shopping and antiquing opportunities, great golf, boating and fishing and food fixed right.

Seasonal festivals in Hartwell, GA include Dancin’ on Depot, ARTS in hARTwell Festival, Antique Boat Festival, Annual Lake Hartwell Dam Run, and the Spring Fever Regatta and many more.

Located on historic Depot Street, the Hart County Community Theatre offers performances throughout the year. The Art Center located on the square has monthly viewings of local art. Visit Bluegrass Express while in Hartwell, GA to hear the house band playing with national known performers every Saturday night.

Cateechee Golf Club an 18 hole semi-private Audubon Signature Course with a club house and conference center offers members and guest a serene escape from Lake Hartwell. Hartwell Golf Club, Inc., located just 1.5 miles from downtown Hartwell, Georgia offers the best golf value in the state of Georgia, situated in a beautiful casual country atmosphere located in the rolling foothills of north Georgia near Hartwell Lake, providing an ideal climate suitable for year round golf.

The city of Hartwell also provides some good information about their water department

The City of Hartwell Water Treatment Plant was constructed in 1964. The City of Hartwell draws very high quality raw water from Lake Hartwell, which is a dependable year-round water source. After the water is withdrawn, it is then pumped to the water treatment facility, in which the water is treated to remove any sand, silt, and bacteria present in the water. Various processes such as coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfect ion take place within the facility, in order to assure that quality drinking water flows from each and every citizen’s tap.

The City of Hartwell Treatment Plant has the capacity to treat up to 4.5 million gallons of water a day. As a monthly average, the plant can treat up to 3.5 million gallons a day. The annual average of water treated by the facility is approximately 1.12 million gallons a day, while the maximum amount of water the facility has treated, in recent years, is 2.07 million gallons a day. High service pumps at the water plant deliver water through 55 miles of distribution system piping to 2,058 residential and 571 non-residential customers. Distribution mains range in size from 2 inches to 14 inches. There is over one million gallons of storage capacity in Hartwell’s two elevated tanks. These tanks provide the city 12-16 hours of water in the case of an emergency or power failure.

The Hartwell Water Treatment Plant is operated by three Class I Operators. The operators monitor water production, water quality, the levels in the elevated storage tanks, and water pressure throughout the distribution system.

To see the most recent water quality report for the city of Hartwell – click here.

 

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