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Welcome to Americus ...

The city of Americus is located in Sumter County<1> and is the County Seat for Sumter County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Americus has a population of 15,108 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Americus is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Americus (for example, toward Eufaula (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Americus lies within the (229) area code.

The ZIP codes for Americus: 31709-31710<4>

Websites for Americus ...

Official Website:   www.americus-online.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.americus-sumterchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Americus had an population of 15,108 people. This is a decrease of 11.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Americus had a population of 17,041 people (or 51.92% of the total population of Sumter County). This makes Americus the county's most populous community.

The population of Americus represents 0.18% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,041 people, the population of Americus has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,013 people).

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

Adding Americus 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 Americus 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 Americus elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

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

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

Communities Also Named Americus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Americus - they are located in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

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

Communities near Americus ...

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

  • Montezuma [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Americus
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 4,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<6>
  • Putnam [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
    • Putnam [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Americus
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,898 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Putnam have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
  • Olivers Mill [Terrell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olivers Mill
    • Olivers Mill [Terrell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Americus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olivers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivers Mill
  • Andersonville [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andersonville
    • Andersonville [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Americus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 221 people
    • Former name for Andersonville:
    • Anderson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andersonville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Danville [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Sumter County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • De Soto [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Sumter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Americus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<6>
    • Thalean [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalean
      • Thalean [Sumter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thalean have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalean
    • Shiloh [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Sumter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Concord [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Plains [Sumter 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 Americus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Americus.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Americus. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Americus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Americus ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Americus: www.americus-online.com/

The official website for Sumter County: www.sumter-ga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Sumter, 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 Americus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Americus - 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 Americus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Americus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Americus includes: 31709 & 31710.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Americus) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Americus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Americus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Americus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0715, Longitude: -84.2242    
<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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