Hahira is a city in northwest Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,737 at the 2010 census, up from 1,626 at the 2000 census.
Hahira has a mayor-council form of elected government. It is led by Mayor Bruce Cain and the four members of the City Council, elected from single-member districts. The city is mentioned in several songs by comedian/songwriter Ray Stevens, most notably the song "Shriner's Convention."
According to legend, the town of Hahira was named after a local cotton plantation. The planter was said to have named his estate after a West African village, Hairaairee, which was described to him by an English traveler. According to another version, the name may be derived from Hahiroth, a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Hahira in 1891.
Hahira is located at 30°59′26″N 83°22′17″W (30.990537, -83.371433). U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of town as Church Street, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Cecil and south 14 miles (23 km) to Valdosta, the county seat. Interstate 75 passes through the west side of Hahira, with access from Exit 29 (Georgia State Route 122). I-75 leads north 33 miles (53 km) to Tifton and south past Valdosta 74 miles (119 km) to Lake City, Florida.