Demorest is a city in Habersham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,465 at the 2000 census.
Location in Habersham County and the state of Georgia
Demorest is located at (34.564948, -83.543920).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.87%) is water.
Although Demorest is a small city, it has many notable landmarks. A few of these landmarks include Demorest Springs Park, Old Demorest Train Depot, Demorest Women's Club and the former Lake Demorest.
One of Demorest's most popular landmarks is the Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum. The museum is owned by Piedmont College and is named for Baseball Hall of FamerJohnny Mize. Mize was born in Demorest, and played baseball at Piedmont The museum houses Mizememorabilia from his time at Piedmont as well as from his professional baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants and the New York Yankees. In addition to the museum, Mize's childhood home is a Georgia Historical site with a private owner.
The most recent landmark is the new addition of the pedestrian bridge over a span of Historic U.S. 441 in front of the Piedmont College campus. The new bridge was assembled off-site and lowered into place by crane. The bridge was modeled after the Vanderbilt University 21st Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. The installation of the bridge was a joint project of the Georgia Department of Transportation, Piedmont College and the city of Demorest.