City of Chatsworth
|Incorporated||August 18, 1906|
|Address||400 N. 3rd Avenue
Chatsworth, Georgia 30705
Chatsworth, incorporated August 18, 1906, is the county seat of Murray County. The city’s name was said to be taken from a sign that fell off a railroad freight car, with the name “Chatsworth” printed on it. The sign was then placed on a pole and used to designate the city. However, some say the city was named after a railroad official.
The Chief Van House, built by Cherokee Chief James Vann, is decorated with Cherokee hand carvings and features a cantilevered stairway and many antiques. This Federal-style brick mansion is referred to as the “Showplace of the Cherokee Nation”.
Another Chatsworth attraction is Fort Mountain Park. The 1,932-acre state park has a number of trails for visitors to explore, in addition to its camping sites. This park has an ancient 855-foot long rock wall, which stands on the highest point of the mountain.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Chatsworth had a population of 3,531 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 23.2%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.