Cataula, Georgia

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Cataula is an unincorporated community in Harris County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,934.[1] It is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cataula, Georgia
unincorporated community
Country United States
State Georgia
County Harris
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,934
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31804
Area code(s) 706


The town's namesake is thought to originate from a Creek Indian word which means either Big Rock or Dead Mulberry.


Cataula is located at 32°45'52.81" North, 84°54'4.68" West (32.640602, -84.9013). It is located along U.S. Route 27, which runs north to south through the city, leading south 15 mi (24 km) to Columbus and north 28 mi (45 km) to LaGrange. Georgia State Route 315 meets U.S. Route 27 in the city limits for a very short concurrency. Atlanta is 81 mi (130 km) by road to the northeast. Cataula sits at an elevation of 692 feet (221 meters) above sea level. Cataula is north of the fall line of Georgia.


As of the 2010 census, Cataula is 85% White, 13% Black or African American, 0.07% Hispanic, 0.003% Asian, and 0.0001% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.


The community is home to two of the seven schools in the county:

  • Mulberry Creek Elementary School
  • Creekside Intermediate School (grades 5-6)