Royston is a city in Franklin, Hart, and Madison counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 2,493 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles, all land.

Here is some information about the city from the official city of Royston, Georgia website

The busy little city of Royston is located in Franklin County in the State of Georgia. The land round about is rich, fertile and well developed into a prosperous cattle and farming section.

Sometime in the early 1800’s, people passed through this section and found the area very desirable. So it was that Mr. W. Asbury Royston settled here.

Mr. Royston, Mr. Robert Berryman, Angus Johnson, and Jackson Burnette were among the first land owners. Mr. Berryman acquired much land in the area, and it was he who made the first recorded sale of land. The purchaser was Mr. Royston, and the total amount was two acres valued at $2.00 per acre. Those two acres now make up most of the extent of the business section of our town.

Not too long after this purchase, Mr. Royston built his place of business, on the lot where the Royston Drug Store now stands. He also built his home, which wasn’t extremely large, on the space now occupied by the Sanders’ Motor Company. Beautiful cedar trees lined his walkway to the front door.

Mr. Royston’s store held various kinds of merchandise and a man who drove an ox-drawn wagon was kept busy making trips to Athens for supplies.

The Franklin Springs Post Office was moved into his store and became known as “Royston Post Office” in honor of Mr. Royston. So it was that our town got its name.

In 1879 Royston was incorporated and became the center of activity for all the people near and far. The first mayor was Allen Turner, and the men who first helped him to govern our city were: W.  A. Burnette, Epp Bond, W. M. Bowers, and J. B. Burnette. The city Marshal was Tom Mabrey.

Some information about the city drinking water as well…

The City of Royston has three drinking water sources. A water treatment plant supplied by the North Fork of the Broad River and two deep wells, The City has a permitted capacity of 1 Million gallons of water a day.  Current daily usage is 1/2 million gallons leaving room for growth of 1/2 million gallons per day without repermitting. There is plenty of pressure supplied by  two elevated water tanks for a combined storage of 550,000 a day.

The city operates a ½ million gallons a day wastewater plant.  This plant is at 45% of its capacity.

Located north of town on hwy 17 and one located on hwy 281 on Railway and with Natural Gas avialable, some larger tracks of land excellent for commercial of industrial growth are available.. There are several other medium sized tracks also available.

To see water quality reports for the city of Royston, Georgia – click here.

 

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