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Apalachicola, Florida

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Welcome to Apalachicola ...

The coastal city of Apalachicola is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Apalachicola has a population of 2,355 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Apalachicola.

Apalachicola is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Apalachicola lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Apalachicola and travel west, you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Apalachicola is within the (850) area code.

The ZIP codes for Apalachicola: 32320, 32329<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Apalachicola had an population of 2,355 people. This is an increase of 5.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Apalachicola had a population of 2,231 people (or 19.32% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Apalachicola the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Apalachicola represents 0.01% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 275th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,231 people, the population of Apalachicola decreased 4.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,334 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Apalachicola.

Communities Also Named Apalachicola ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Apalachicola - it's located in South Carolina.

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

Communities near Apalachicola ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Apalachicola.

  • Port Saint Joe [Gulf County]
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    • Port Saint Joe [Gulf County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Apalachicola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Saint Joe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Saint Joe<6>
  • Eastpoint [Franklin County]
  • White City [Gulf County]
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    • White City [Gulf County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Apalachicola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sumatra [Liberty County]
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    • Carrabelle [Franklin County]
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      • Carrabelle [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Apalachicola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrabelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrabelle<6>
    • Lanark Village [Franklin County]
    • Mexico Beach [Bay County]
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      • Mexico Beach [Bay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Apalachicola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexico Beach<6>
    • Wewahitchka [Gulf County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wewahitchka
      • Wewahitchka [Gulf County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Apalachicola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wewahitchka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wewahitchka<6>
    • Saint Teresa [Franklin County]
    • Sopchoppy [Wakulla County]
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      • Sopchoppy [Wakulla County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Apalachicola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sopchoppy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sopchoppy<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apalachicola. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Apalachicola.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apalachicola. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Apalachicola.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apalachicola. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Apalachicola.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apalachicola ...

Looking for more information about Apalachicola? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Apalachicola, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Apalachicola.

Adding Apalachicola to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Apalachicola in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Apalachicola was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Apalachicola on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Apalachicola on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Apalachicola. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apalachicola.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apalachicola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Apalachicola). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Apalachicola or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Apalachicola) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Apalachicola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ApalachicolaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apalachicola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7254, Longitude: -84.9920    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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