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Alexander, Georgia
(Burke County)

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Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Burke County<1>.

The location of Alexander has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alexander is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Adding Alexander to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Alexander elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Alexander mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

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

Beyond Georgia, there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alexander ...

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

  • Drone [Burke County]
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    • Drone [Burke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Alexander
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 14,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drone
  • Thomas Station [Burke County]
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    • Thomas Station [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Station
  • Hiltonia [Screven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiltonia
    • Hiltonia [Screven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiltonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiltonia<5>
  • Hilltonia [Screven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltonia
    • Hilltonia [Screven County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltonia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltonia
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sardis [Burke County]
    • Perkins [Jenkins County]
    • Girard [Burke County]
    • Waynesboro [Burke County]
    • Millhaven [Screven County]
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      • Millhaven [Screven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millhaven
    • Millen [Jenkins 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 Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alexander, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alexander.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alexander. 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 Georgia's counties, including Burke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Alexander) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0221, Longitude: -81.8768       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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