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Welcome to Attapulgus ...

The city of Attapulgus is located in Decatur County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Attapulgus has a population of 428 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Attapulgus is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The telephone area code for Attapulgus: (229)

The ZIP code for Attapulgus: 31715<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Attapulgus had an population of 428 people. This is a decrease of 4.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Attapulgus had a population of 449 people. This makes Attapulgus the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 449 people, the population of Attapulgus decreased 8.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 492 people).

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

Communities near Attapulgus ...

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

  • Recovery [Decatur County]
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    • Recovery [Decatur County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Attapulgus
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 33,015 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Recovery
  • Bainbridge [Decatur County]
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    • Bainbridge [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Attapulgus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,137 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge<7>
  • Cairo [Grady County]
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    • Cairo [Grady County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Attapulgus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<7>
  • Quincy [Gadsden County]
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    • Quincy [Gadsden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Attapulgus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,804 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Midway [Gadsden County]
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      • Midway [Gadsden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Attapulgus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<7>
    • Havana [Gadsden County]
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      • Havana [Gadsden County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Attapulgus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<7>
    • Gretna [Gadsden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Gadsden County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Attapulgus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<7>
    • Reynoldsville [Seminole County]
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      • Reynoldsville [Seminole County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Attapulgus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 960 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Reynoldsville
    • Greensboro [Gadsden County]
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      • Greensboro [Gadsden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Attapulgus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<7>
    • Whigham [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigham
      • Whigham [Grady County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Attapulgus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whigham<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attapulgus ...

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

Adding Attapulgus to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Attapulgus 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 Attapulgus was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1855.

We also found Attapulgus in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Decatur County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Decatur, 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 Attapulgus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attapulgus - 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 Attapulgus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Attapulgus 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Attapulgus) 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 Attapulgus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AttapulgusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attapulgus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7490, Longitude: -84.4839    
<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 have 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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