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  • A community of history
    A city of vision
    Where only the best will do!
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    Take a stroll at Lee Park!
    In remembrance of historic times
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    Providing and encouraging visionary leadership!
    Read a book at 284 Milledgeville Hwy, Gordon, GA 31031.
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    Visit Us at City Hall
    115 College St, Gordon, GA 31031
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    Tour the 1885 Central of Georgia Railway Depot!
    First and third Saturday each month at 10 am - 4 pm
    90 Jackson St., Gordon Georgia 31031
Welcome to the City of Gordon, Georgia
Thank you for visiting the official website for the City of Gordon, Georgia! We encourage you to visit often! Our government is committed to working with its residents as we move forward because “Only the Best will Do.“

Learn More about the City
The City of Gordon, located in Wilkinson County, was named after William W. Gordon, who served as first president of the Central of Georgia Railroad.

Located in the center of the Kaolin Belt, the City of Gordon was founded as a depot on the Central of Georgia Railway.  Gordon is the largest city in Wilkinson county and the main industry is the manufacturing of kaolin, which is used worldwide.

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Recent News & Announcements What’s Happening in Gordon?
  • 17 Nov 
    Water Main FlushingATTENTION WATER CUSTOMERS: To improve the City’s water quality, and discoloration, The City of Gordon Public Works Department flushed lines all over the City on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  ...
  • 15 Nov 
    Water Issue November 15, 2017 Attention Citizens: The City of Gordon is working on an emergency  water issue!! Some residents may have little or no water pressure. We are sorry for the...
  • 10 Nov 
    Water Main Repair 11-10-2017The City workers are currently working on a Water Main. Several Citizens will be temporarily without water. We do apologize for any inconvenience.  
  • 16 Aug 
  • 19 Jul 
    Gordon is a Tree CityGordon Mayor Mary Whipple-Lue Celebrates Gordon being a Tree City May 2016.  
City of Gordon History A Timeline of Events
Originally founded in 1833 as a depot on the Central of Georgia Railway, the City of Gordon was incorporated as a chartered municipality in 1885. 

The old City Jail was built in 1917 and served as the town’s city hall, courthouse, and jail. Original graffiti of prisoners remains in the iron cells.

In 1980, the City of Gordon reached the height of its population, with 2,768 residents.  Between 1960 and 1980, the City grew by more that 54%.  Since 1980, the population of Gordon has declined slowly with every decennial Census to its current population of 2,017, according to the 2010 Census.

In 2003, the City of Gordon’s 1885 Depot and Railroad Museum opened in the former Central of Georgia Railway Depot after an extensive rehabilitation using Transportation Enhancement (TE) funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  The Museum is open the first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Free admission.

The Gordon Depot freight room is available for meetings, receptions, weddings and other events through Gordon City Hall. The Railroad Museum occupies the Agent’s office and the two waiting rooms of the Depot.

The City Cemetery was originally the cemetery for the Union Church which was across the street. In 2004 a photo of the cemetery won the national Kodak contest and was shown at Times Square in New York City on July 4.


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