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The town of Grand Ridge is located in Jackson County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Grand Ridge, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

A typical abbreviation for Grand Ridge: Grand Rdg. (or less commonly used: Grand Rdge. or Grand Ridg.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Grand Ridge has a population of 874 people<2> (see below for details).

Grand Ridge is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Grand Ridge lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Grand Ridge (for example, toward Chattahoochee), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Grand Ridge: (850) and (448)<4>

The ZIP code for Grand Ridge: 32442<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Grand Ridge had an population of 874 people. This is a decrease of 2.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grand Ridge had a population of 892 people. This makes Grand Ridge the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 892 people, the population of Grand Ridge increased 12.63% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 792 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Grand Ridge.

Communities Also Named Grand Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Grand Ridge - it's located in Illinois.

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

Communities near Grand Ridge ...

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

  • Recovery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Recovery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Recovery
    • Recovery is located in Decatur County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 33,015 people
  • Marianna
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Chattahoochee
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Blountstown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Malone
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Butlers Ferry
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butlers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butlers Ferry
    • Butlers Ferry is located in Seminole County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
  • Sneads
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Bristol
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Reynoldsville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynoldsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynoldsville
    • Reynoldsville is located in Seminole County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
  • Greenwood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)

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 Grand Ridge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Grand Ridge.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Ridge. 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 Grand Ridge.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Ridge. See our Newspapers Page for Grand Ridge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Grand Ridge? 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 Grand Ridge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Ridge.

Adding Grand Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Grand Ridge was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Grand Ridge post office opened in 1889.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Grand Ridge.

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

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Jackson, 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 Grand Ridge.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (448) is an overlay for area code (850).
<5>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 town (such as Grand Ridge). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grand Ridge or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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