City of Hartwell
|Incorporated||February 26, 1856|
|Address||700 E. Howell St.
Hartwell, Georgia 30643
Incorporated as a town February 26, 1856, the City of Hartwell is the county seat of Hart County. The city was named for Nancy Hart, a heroine of the Revolutionary War who served as spy and captured a group of Tories who threatened her home.
The Teasley-Holland House, in Hartwell, is home to Hart County Historical Society and Museum. The historic museum is a one-story, Victorian style home built in 1880 by Isham Asbury Teasley.
Annual events that take place in the city include the Hartwell Fall Festival Arts and Crafts Show, the Antique Boat Show, and Challenge of the Century B.R.A.G. bicycle ride.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Hartwell had a population of 4,188 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population decrease of -8.1%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.