Hawkinsville is a city in Pulaski County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,589 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Pulaski County.
Hawkinsville is known as the "Harness Horse Capitol" of Georgia. The Lawrence Bennett Harness Horse Racingfacility is owned by the city and serves as an important training ground during winter months. The Harness Festival takes place every April at the end of training before horses head north for the harness racing season.
|Nickname(s): The Good Life, Harness Capital of the World|
|Motto: Where Progress Sets Pace|
Hawkinsville was founded in 1830. That same year, the seat of Pulaski County was transferred to Hawkinsville fromHartford. The community was named for Benjamin Hawkins, delegate to the Continental Congress.
The city includes Hawkinsville High School and several historical sites including Hawkinsville City Hall-Auditorium at Lumpkin and Broad Sts., Hawkinsville Public School at 215 Warren St., Merritt-Ragan House on 316 Merritt St., thePulaski County Courthouse on Courthouse Sq., St. Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Church at 401 N. Dooly St.,Taylor Hall (Hawkinsville, Georgia) on Kibbe St. The Hawkinsville Commercial and Industrial Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hawkinsville is also home to the historic Hawkinsville Opera House.
Hawkinsville is located at (32.283688, -83.476736).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.57%) is water.
The Pulaski County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve. It consists of one elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The district has 122 full-time teachers and over 1,632 students.