The city of Vienna /vaɪˈɛnə/ is the county seat of Dooly County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,973 at the 2000 census.
The name of the city is pronounced vye-ENNE-uh, with the emphasis on the middle syllable but sometimes on both the first and second syllables.
Vienna City Hall in Vienna
Location in Dooly County and the state of Georgia
Vienna was founded in 1827 as the seat of Dooly County. It was incorporated as a town in 1854 and as a city in 1901
Vienna is located at (32.0918, -83.7949)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.2 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.19% is water.
The Dooly County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of one elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 92 full-time teachers and over 1,545 students. The schools are:
Vienna is perhaps known best as home of the Big Pig Jig, the Southeast's largest and Georgia's oldest and official barbecue cooking contest. The Big Pig Jig was named to the Discovery Travel Channel's top ten list of "World's Best Barbecue Contests" for the past four years (2002–2005).
Vienna is home to the Georgia State Cotton Museum.
The Georgia Cotton Museum tells the history of cotton and cotton production through video, displays of equipment, photographs and a knowledgeable curator.