Located in West Central Georgia, Meriwether County lies on the Piedmont Plateau, within the “Golden Triangle” formed by Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon. With easy access to I-85, our unique location puts Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport 35 miles northeast, while Georgia’s third-largest city, Columbus, is 40 miles south, and Macon 60 miles east. Our location and climate – both natural and economic – are an increasing magnet to new and relocating business and industry.
Our climate is mild and cooler than areas of the same latitude because of the high altitude. Spring is usually short with occasional periods of moderate storminess. In summer the average temperature is 68 degrees. About one-third of the days from December to February have a temperature of 32 degrees or lower, though it rarely falls below 20 degrees. There are approximately 200 frost-free days per year.
Elevation & Conditions
The average elevation of the county is 900 feet above sea level and peaks at Pine Mountain rising to 1200 feet. The average annual rainfall of 49.4 inches is fairly well distributed throughout the year.