Talbotton is a city in Talbot County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Talbot County. Talbotton may be best known in history as the place where the immigrant Straus family got their start in retail sales in the 19th century. Decades later, the family acquired R.H. Macy & Co. in New York and eventually turned it into the famous Macy's chain. Talbotton was also the birthplace of radical Christian scholar and farmer Clarence Jordan
Talbotton is located at 32°40′41″N 84°32′23″W / 32.67806°N 84.53972°W / 32.67806; -84.53972 (32.678170, -84.539787). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.32% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,019 people, 377 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.8 people per square mile (126.1/km²). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 134.7 per square mile (52.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 19.63% White, 77.82% African American, 0.79% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.