City of Hawkinsville
|Incorporated||December 2, 1830|
|Address||319 Broad Street
Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036
Hawkinsville, the county seat of Pulaski County, was incorporated December 2, 1830. The city, nicknamed “City of Thirteen Highways”, is named after Colonel Benjamin Hawkins, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
Hawkinsville is home to one of the largest harness racing training facilities in the country. The town has had a long history of horse racing, and celebrates the Hawkinsville Harness Horse Festival every spring.
Hawkinsville participates in the Better Hometown Program run by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This community development program is a public-private partnership intended to revitalize small communities with populations between 1,000 and 5,000. These cities have access to technical assistance and fiscal resources designed to stimulate downtown revitalization
According to 2000 Census, the City of Hawkinsville had a population of 3,280 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population decrease of -10.7%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.