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Germantown, Georgia
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Welcome to Germantown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Germantown.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Germantown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Germantown, please Contact Us.

Germantown would have been located within present day Camden County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Germantown is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Germantown was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Germantown still existed, it would have been in the (912) area code.

Communities near Germantown ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Germantown and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2014<5>
Boulogne (FL)   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Callahan (FL)   [Map]   1,177   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Evergreen (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hilliard (FL)   [Map]   3,123   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Folkston   [Map]   5,206   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Harrietts Bluff Village   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Germantown.

Communities Also Named Germantown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Germantown: This one is located in Camden County and the other is located in Polk County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 55 communities that are also named Germantown - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (6), Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Germantown.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Germantown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Germantown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Germantown:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Germantown no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Camden County

Although Germantown is historic, the Panormaio collection might have pictures from the area where Germantown was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Germantown and then turned west". While Germantown could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Germantown as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Germantown could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Germantown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts at Germantown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Germantown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 30.7897, -81.8043   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Germantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Germantown.


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