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Welaka, Florida

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Welcome to Welaka ...

The town of Welaka is located in Putnam County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Welaka has a population of 713 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Welaka is near sea level<3>.

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

Welaka is within the boundaries of the (386) area code.

The ZIP code for Welaka: 32193<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Welaka had an population of 713 people. This is an increase of 1.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Welaka had a population of 701 people. This makes Welaka the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 701 people, the population of Welaka increased 19.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 586 people).

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

Communities near Welaka ...

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

  • Palatka [Putnam County]
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    • Palatka [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Welaka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatka<6>
  • Crescent City [Putnam County]
  • Interlachen [Putnam County]
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    • Interlachen [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Welaka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interlachen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interlachen<6>
  • Pomona Park [Putnam County]
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    • Hastings [Saint Johns County]
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      • Hastings [Saint Johns County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Estimated population in 2018: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hastings<6>
    • Satsuma [Putnam County]
    • Lake Como [Putnam County]
    • Georgetown [Putnam County]
    • Crescent City Station [Putnam County]
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      • Crescent City Station [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City Station have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent City Station
    • Salt Springs [Marion County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welaka ...

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

Adding Welaka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Welaka 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 Welaka was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Welaka. 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 Putnam, 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 Welaka.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Welaka - 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 town (such as Welaka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Welaka 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Welaka) 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 Welaka. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WelakaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welaka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.4834, Longitude: -81.6721    
<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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